Weather Surprise

– Posted in: Garden Tweets, Weather

Whoa! 33.5F this morning. Why did I think it was only going down to 50F? Cannas & rosemary spent the night out. Crossing fingers.

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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.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Lynn May 3, 2009, 6:43 pm

Hi! I have the same weather troubles. I did the same thing and put the rosemary I wintered over on my south facing window sill out on to the porch a few days ago. It seems to be okay.

The wintering on the sill took its toll on the poor thing as it is! I see a little more green on it since I put it outside. I suppose a couple more days will make it obvious if it will survive or not.

I hope yours will make it!!

We were in the low 40s when I got up in the morning.

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donna April 30, 2009, 6:03 am

One of the reasons (there are many, many reasons) I enjoy your blog is that I can relate to the weather. Hope your Canna and Rosemary are okay. That is a most amazing photo of bloodroot. Can’t say that I’ve ever seen it growing colony-like and so, so many flowers.

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Jenn April 29, 2009, 3:12 pm

Rosemary should be okay. Canna, I’m worried about. Sigh.

Your weather. Lady, I don’t know *how* you cope! Candidate for sainthood, I suspect (throw in the 12 homeschooled and I no longer suspect…!!!)

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Meadowlark April 29, 2009, 9:20 am

This made me laugh because I am the official “weather whacko” at our house. I am always checking the weather “one last time” before I go to bed, just in case. Which is good, since we had snow yesterday – great big (as big around as a pingpong ball) flakes that were wet and nasty and stuck to everything except the roads.

Of course, your “always hopeful” attitude is how we continue to plant I suppose! But glad I skipped it last weekend when it was in the 80s!