Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cold


Like much of the country, it's cold here tonight. Lows are expected to drop to 13 with a wind chill of zero. The horses are blanketed and I brought in about 2 dozen potted plants and set them down on plastic spread on the living room floor. Cuttings and azaleas and a Vitex tree, things that were not ready to go into the ground this fall.

The Japanese apricot is about a third of the way open. Those flowers will be lost and this cold will be a test even for the buds. I would think this cold would cut short the witch hazel which has been in full bloom for about a week.


How cold is it where you are?



12 comments:

  1. In western Greece : - 5 degrees Celsius in the last two nights ....
    Beautiful pink flowers !

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  2. Brrr, it is COLD there for you. I just checked the weather here in s.e. FL 5:49 a.m. and it is 57 but feels like it is 50. It is nice and cozy here in my little cottage.

    I love your witch hazel blooms. Hope the cold doesn't last too long there.

    FlowerLady

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  3. For me, all the snow and covered the plants using the "feather-blanket". Regards and all the best this year!

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  4. Wonderful blossoms of the Japanese apricot, the witch hazel is showing a few flowers yet. Temperature is too high for the time of year here : 9 degr.C. = 48 degr. F.

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  5. The Japanese apricot looks so gorgeous. I hope its buds survived last night's blow. My husband said it was 10F this morning, then an hour later said it had fallen to 9F--pretty cold either way.

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  6. Your Prunus mume, my Taiwan Cherries. They just will respond to a warm spell in time to get nipped by sudden cold. We saw a low of 19º around daybreak.

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  7. It was 3'F when my husband left for work this morning in northwest Arkansas. It's warmed up to 16'F with the sun coming up. My sister in Chattanooga says it's 16'F there as well. Fun. I've walked the dogs & thawed the water bucket. I live on a warm water lake so the steam & hoar frost is absolutely gorgeous right now! I love every season.

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  8. Dear Sweetbay, yikes, 13 F is really, really cold! I feel so sorry for your Japanese apricot, it looks so beautiful in all its flowering glory.
    I almost don't dare to say it, but temperatures here are predicted to be 70 F daytime high, and 50 F night time low. I have a hard time getting the roses pruned, since they are already leaving out again.
    Stay warm and take good care. I always feel that temperatures likes yours can really get under your skin and are quite demanding on the whole human system.
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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  9. I can't even conceive of weather that cold! I hope you don't lose all the apricot's flowers - they're beautiful. After colder than normal temperatures here around the New Year holiday, our temperatures soared to 86F on Tuesday, dropping only 5 degrees yesterday. Those sharp changes took their toll here but the temperature has dropped still further today and is expected to be back to normal levels (mid-60s) by the weekend. I hope your weather gets better soon too!

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  10. Happy New Year to you! It's not cold, it's freaking freezing! Yesterday it was -18 and with the wind chill it is in the minus twenties (Celsius). I admire that Japanese Apricot every time you photograph it. Gorgeous!

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  11. Your apricot is so beautiful! We warmed up a bit today, but earlier this week we dropped down to 12 degrees with wind chill about minus 5. I had covered my winter daphne, whose buds are just about to open, and a few other plants whose hardiness below 10 is marginal. Everything else, including camellias with many buds, had to fend for themselves. It looks like everything came through OK. We did not cover the collard greens, and they look great; still producing!

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