Snow? Noooo!

– Posted in: Garden Tweets, Weather

Yikes! Snow predicted for Friday! This is happening too fast for me. Just had first hard frost (26F) last night.

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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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greg draiss October 14, 2009, 8:59 am

Every October the weatherman starts the mantra of “possible snow flurries”. And yet it never happens.

This year though it may be true. Hard frost in the Hudson Valley on the 12th. Very early for us!

jeff-nhn October 13, 2009, 10:17 am

We received 5 of snow inches this past weekend. Suppose to be low 60’s by this weekend. What a crazy fall!

Kris Farley October 12, 2009, 7:20 pm

I am wondering how you transplant the herbs – which ones work best – how do you keep them from becoming leggy – what size pots do you use?

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sjaa October 12, 2009, 2:23 pm

Here in MN we got snow on Friday night & again overnight last night. I had to clear my veggie garden yesterday with hundreds of tomatoes still on their plants. It was a very sad day. Thankfully, I got a few herbs transplated from my herb garden into pots to bring inside, so I can have some fresh herbs over the coming winter.

Sunita October 12, 2009, 11:33 am

Please can we trade places? I’m melting in the heat here in Mumbai. I dont even have the energy to check how hot it is but its definitely around 36*C (100*F+ ?)
Snow sounds so very lovely right now.