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Low tonight=15F? !! Probably should pile leaves on those foxgloves greening up, if the wind ever dies down.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Craig @ Ellis Hollow April 14, 2009, 8:53 pm

I was disappointed — er — relieved. It was 25 when I got up Monday. Not nearly so bad as I was expecting.

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Diana April 13, 2009, 6:33 pm

Happy Birthday, Kathy! I remember celebrating it last year with lots of our mutual blogging friends. Hope it’s been great.

Kathy Purdy April 13, 2009, 4:48 pm

Thank you, all, for the birthday greetings!
My wireless max-min thermometer says it got down to 16F just before dawn this morning. Plants seem to have suffered more from chicken scratching than the cold. Nothing was really that far along, though the heucheras that came emerged from snowmelt unscathed are looking a bit more tattered lately. They’re predicting lows in the upper 20s tonight.

kate April 13, 2009, 4:36 pm

Ouch ~ that is cold. I hope it didn’t reach -17F last night.

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you are celebrating with a delicious cake.

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wiseacre April 13, 2009, 10:35 am

Just a quick visit to say: Happy Birthday

Let me add Warm Wishes after seeing the temp prediction

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Gail April 13, 2009, 9:23 am

Reading after the fact….how cold did it get? gail

Nancy Bond April 12, 2009, 3:36 pm

That’s pretty chilly! Stay warm…and Happy Birthday tomorrow! 🙂

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