Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cold Snap




Wouldn't you know it - as soon as we plant our almond and cherry tree, we finally get a hard freeze? We don't get these that often. Supposed to get down to like 26 tonight. Oh well, what can we do? I heard the California Almond Growers use sprinklers - and some of the local nurseries are recommending Christmas lights. That won't work for us - we just packed everything away and to the back of our storage in the garage.

We need to be more on the ball next time.

There needs to be a law that garden places can't sell deciduous trees when there still is the possibility of a freeze. Although that would cost them in profits here in California, when one week it's 80 and then next it's a hard free. Perhaps some time for a guarantee for if the weather should change within 10 days of your purchase? That would work. Yeah, for some they say we already have too many laws. I'm not thinking political here- I'm thinking like a concerned gardener.

I crack myself up at times, when I caught myself saying to the husband,

"I can't wait for this winter to end."

REALLY? We've had a beautiful Spring this past winter! So I get a little cold and I've had it. Not really. If it had stayed cold without any peekaboo spring, I could cope better. Like last year, it rained and rained and rained.

I miss the rain.







10 comments:

  1. It was 27 here when I went out to feed this morning, first time I have seen ice on the horses water this winter, about scared me to death ha ha.

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  2. In Jersey we don't expect nice weather until mid May. March and April just tease you.

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    1. same here- they are fickle months. You never know

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  3. It is pouring here still and my yard is a swamp. Both of the nurseries I buy plants and trees from have guarantees for one year. I am a member at one so I get a two-year guarantee. Then again, this is Michigan and our weather sucks, lol.

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    1. A friend lives in Monroe right by a river that is starting to flood. So far, her property is fine. She has a lavender farm.

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  4. No snow here, never gets that cold but had a bit of rain the last couple of days and rain is good isn't it, I liked these photos, really nice

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    1. It rares snows here, too but I am also surrounded by mountains full of snow. We never have far to go, to get into the white stuff.

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  5. We need rain here. We've had hardly any moisture this winter. I am looking forward to spring.

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    1. We're supposed to get a BIG winter storm in the mountains; that could mean snow on the valley floor. I'll believe it when I see it.

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