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Old 12-07-2009, 04:57 PM
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ugh..hard freeze for the hot zone tonite


supposed to get down to 25 here and 30 for the next 2 nights..unusual for the area but not unheard of..bringing my succulents inside even though I have them in a protected homemade greenhouse..no heat and I'd hate to loose any..I think the brugs, sedums and a few others will be fine in there..it's actually raining..and not going over 42 today..hope my special red maple is gonan be ok..it's a fern leaf jap maple..red dragon i think or it may be redlace?..don't remember no tag..has fine leaves and is a shrub type vs. tree type but it's under the patio facing east..did fine last winter same spot..
anyway..other than that..it's a day!
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:40 PM
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Glad to see you on tonight. I didn't know you guys had freezes in Calif. My splitleaf maples have seen some really cold weather into the teens and are fine, but it's a big investment, so you might cover it with a spread or something for insurance if you are worried. The rain will help. I always water well before a hard freeze.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:02 AM
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Wow


I have a aunt that lives out your way . I was talking to her today and she said she got snow ! It was only a dusting but she said for the valley that was odd ! I am glad you are up in running ! I do pray you come out smelling like a rose with all thats going on with ya now ! keep in touch there is lots of love hear ! take care of you and yours !
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:23 PM
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I feel for you. This winter is working itself up in top a cold one. Our friends in Washington and Oregon are really getting hit. 8 degrees in Olympia. Dang.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:12 PM
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Did you have much damage Bridget ? We got down to 27 on night then 24 the next and 27 again the third night. I had a bunch of cymbidiun orchids under the patio cover but close to the edge as well as about 7 brugs and my adenium that first night, they all had some damage. I don't have 12inches of extra room in the greenhouse to move things. the 2nd and third nights I covered things over with quilts. I am sure I lost some of my subtropical's that were still in the ground.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:43 PM
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My family in Iowa got 16 inches of snow..... it was a full-blown blizzard with winds up to 50 mph.

Here in Miami, we still are way above normal for our temperature readings.... we hit 83 degrees or so today (and average for this time of year is 76 degrees). I am actually looking forward to some chilly weather for us.... but please, nothing like you all are having up north!
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:48 PM
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MP if you want chilly, I'll have snow. so nope, your request for chilly in Miami is DENIED! *slams down a huge rubber stamp* .... you will have wonderful tropical sunshine and no day under 65
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:00 PM
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Holy smokes you folks with snow make me feel at home.
We had say 6 inches of snow then rain an it melted to ice all in one day.
Now snowing blowing and freezing to the teens tonite.

But guess we have lots of company..

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Old 12-10-2009, 07:40 PM
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GT....

LOL

What I haven't quite made clear is that 'chilly' for me, IS 65 degree days.... that means nights in the 50s.... burrrrrrrrrr .... now imagine a really cold smiley face.....

We don't have furnaces down here..... so that is plenty cold for me!
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:59 PM
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Guess you just go out an have a hot time to keep warm..
65 is shorts weather up here. Actually 70 is my favorite temperature.

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Old 12-10-2009, 08:13 PM
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Bali.... you are a hoot!

That's interesting...... 65 degrees here is sweater weather!!!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:38 PM
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We owned sweaters in Hawaii. we would wear them when it was 75 and we would be whining about the heat at 85. I lived at sea level, not up in the mountains.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:41 PM
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Cool


eek 75 makes us sweat too much here.. Of course we work hard outside.

I stick with 70
Doubt if I could live any warmer.LOL
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:46 PM
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But a little sweat is good for us (and a lot of sweat is bad either)! I'd say 75 is the perfect temperature.

Oh, you should feel the summer's here, Bali. My t-shirts are soaked after only 10 minutes out in the yard. And the worst thing is that the 90 plus degree (and humid) weather lasts for about 6 months. Then we have a few months averaging in the 80s, (like this month), and hopefully a few in the 70s.

I dream of retiring somewhere with 4 seasons, and only coming down to Florida in the winters..... like PUD, she has the right idea.... Georgia mountains and Florida! You can't beat that!
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:09 PM
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I have relations living in florida.....My sis used to .. Said your hair is always straight down there.LOL
Winter would not be a bad idea. few of the neighbors pull that caper. One across from us went for 6 months to warm places.
However they stay with family I think. Then family comes up here in summers,

Not bad.

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