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Old 05-04-2003, 12:11 PM
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This lingering freeze is really starting to worry me, for the sake of all my
~30degree 'hardy' plants that I just bought, and are now hiding in the
garage under 50watt tube lights.................burrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I fear to find out what has been destroyed after the ice storm, but can not
yet be seen, kinda frozen in a state of cruel post-life purgatory, like the
RingWraiths in Lord of the Rings ------
snif...





sorry....had to run with it.




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Well, I too am worried about things, particularly since we had two days just
before it in the h igh 70s. It is my hope that any seedlings of poppies or
other babies coming up with withstand as long as the ice (32o) stays on them.
It's supposed to warm up today to melt stage and no more frost is predicted and
weather will be back to normal in a day or two, which is 69 degrees, by 45 at
night.

Fingers crossed for me, you and all us plant freaks!

Victoria


On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 23:45:07 -0600, "Crow T Robot" wrote:

This lingering freeze is really starting to worry me, for the sake of all my
~30degree 'hardy' plants that I just bought, and are now hiding in the
garage under 50watt tube lights.................burrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I fear to find out what has been destroyed after the ice storm, but can not
yet be seen, kinda frozen in a state of cruel post-life purgatory, like the
RingWraiths in Lord of the Rings ------
snif...





sorry....had to run with it.



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"animaux" wrote in message
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| Well, I too am worried about things, particularly since we had two
days just
| before it in the h igh 70s. It is my hope that any seedlings of
poppies or
| other babies coming up with withstand as long as the ice (32o) stays
on them.
| It's supposed to warm up today to melt stage and no more frost is
predicted and
| weather will be back to normal in a day or two, which is 69
degrees, by 45 at
| night.
|
| Fingers crossed for me, you and all us plant freaks!
|
| Victoria
|
|
| On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 23:45:07 -0600, "Crow T Robot"
wrote:
|
| This lingering freeze is really starting to worry me, for the sake
of all my
| ~30degree 'hardy' plants that I just bought, and are now hiding in
the
| garage under 50watt tube lights.................burrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
| I fear to find out what has been destroyed after the ice storm, but
can not
| yet be seen, kinda frozen in a state of cruel post-life purgatory,
like the
| RingWraiths in Lord of the Rings ------
| snif...
snip

Outdoor poppy seedlings look fine here. What's amazing is that we
forgot about two geranium (pelargonium) slips and left them out and
they seem fine.


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On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 15:36:08 GMT, "Texensis"
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Outdoor poppy seedlings look fine here. What's amazing is that we
forgot about two geranium (pelargonium) slips and left them out and
they seem fine.


It's probably as I thought, the ice kept things warmer than the air
temperatures. I still have ice on the garden, but it is melting. I was able to
keep the greenhouse at 39 degrees (on the floor) so all is well in there, phew.
Some of my brugmansias, if I had to replace them with same size would be into
the thousands of dollars...believe it or not.

I saw them selling a 5 gallon brug at that hoi palloy "Gardens" over on 35th st.
and they were charging 300 dollars for it. The plant was 3 feet tall in the
pot, so really not even three feet. Mine are well beyond 8 feet tall in huge 30
gallon containers.

I'm rambling...!
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Old 05-04-2003, 12:11 PM
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Stop worrying the ice protects the plants well. i doubt if the plants you
are talking about will be hurt, especially Poppies.

Good Luck but I doubt it will be all that bad.

Dave
Gardens of the Ancients Herb Emporium and Nursery
www.gardensoftheancients.com



"animaux" wrote in message
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Well, I too am worried about things, particularly since we had two days

just
before it in the h igh 70s. It is my hope that any seedlings of poppies

or
other babies coming up with withstand as long as the ice (32o) stays on

them.
It's supposed to warm up today to melt stage and no more frost is

predicted and
weather will be back to normal in a day or two, which is 69 degrees, by

45 at
night.

Fingers crossed for me, you and all us plant freaks!

Victoria


On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 23:45:07 -0600, "Crow T Robot"

wrote:

This lingering freeze is really starting to worry me, for the sake of all

my
~30degree 'hardy' plants that I just bought, and are now hiding in the
garage under 50watt tube lights.................burrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I fear to find out what has been destroyed after the ice storm, but can

not
yet be seen, kinda frozen in a state of cruel post-life purgatory, like

the
RingWraiths in Lord of the Rings ------
snif...





sorry....had to run with it.







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Thanks for the words of encouragement. I moved from Dallas to Austin three
years ago. This will be my fourth growing season in this garden. It is always
the very best garden after the third season.

I planted a bunch of wildflower seeds in my prairie garden. Last July, when we
had all that rain, believe it or not the bluebonnets began to germinate.
Larkspur is going strong, so are Indian paintbrush, many of the salvia's are
emerging and I can barely wait till the April show of wildflowers this year.
With all that summer rain last year we should have some remarkable display this
year. A lot of seed was produced.

At least none of the fruit trees were flowering yet. Between possible late
frosts and the squirrels and mockingbirds, I barely get a peach! I never mind,
though. I love that all forms of life enter our gardens and eat and live and
breed. That is far more important to me than having a nice crop of fruit. They
don't do it spitefully, as many chemheads would have you believe! Boy, I've met
some yahoo's in Texas.

I am from New York. Brooklyn, NY to be exact. I was the director of a
relatively large grower. We grew plant material for The Brooklyn Botanical
Gardens and New York Botanical Gardens in The Bronx. Things and people were a
lot different up there.

Victoria-I'll have to get out to your place sometime.

On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 17:08:37 -0600, "Mr. Chaos 007" wrote:

Stop worrying the ice protects the plants well. i doubt if the plants you
are talking about will be hurt, especially Poppies.

Good Luck but I doubt it will be all that bad.

Dave
Gardens of the Ancients Herb Emporium and Nursery
www.gardensoftheancients.com



"animaux" wrote in message
.. .
Well, I too am worried about things, particularly since we had two days

just
before it in the h igh 70s. It is my hope that any seedlings of poppies

or
other babies coming up with withstand as long as the ice (32o) stays on

them.
It's supposed to warm up today to melt stage and no more frost is

predicted and
weather will be back to normal in a day or two, which is 69 degrees, by

45 at
night.

Fingers crossed for me, you and all us plant freaks!

Victoria


On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 23:45:07 -0600, "Crow T Robot"

wrote:

This lingering freeze is really starting to worry me, for the sake of all

my
~30degree 'hardy' plants that I just bought, and are now hiding in the
garage under 50watt tube lights.................burrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I fear to find out what has been destroyed after the ice storm, but can

not
yet be seen, kinda frozen in a state of cruel post-life purgatory, like

the
RingWraiths in Lord of the Rings ------
snif...





sorry....had to run with it.





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Well it sort of blind sided me right after the 80 degrees, so I ran out after
it was already freezing to cover up things.

I was so upset because my winter greens (sorrel) was crisp as potato chips and
broke in two with one snap. However, today the sorrel is like nothing ever
happened except for a bit of limp look. The cilantro is fine, as is the salad
burnet.

Most lettuce is mush. The thyme is Ok. The lemon grass will come back from
the tubers. The lettuce that I covered very well is Ok as is the bok choi.

The in-ground, west side of the porch bougie seems OK. The plum tree which for
the first time since planted about 4 years ago had lots of flowers and buds.
The flowers were froze off, but any unopened buds are now coming.

The two redskin peaches were not blooming enough yet to lose many blooms from
the freeze. Most of the other stuff, I pulled in on my sleeping porch, so the
citrus trees and begonias are fine, thank goodness!!

Whew... close call!

Crow T Robot wrote:

This lingering freeze is really starting to worry me, for the sake of all my
~30degree 'hardy' plants that I just bought, and are now hiding in the
garage under 50watt tube lights.................burrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I fear to find out what has been destroyed after the ice storm, but can not
yet be seen, kinda frozen in a state of cruel post-life purgatory, like the
RingWraiths in Lord of the Rings ------
snif...

sorry....had to run with it.


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Boy can I relate. I had all these wonderful baby seedlings of California
poppies, and many, many other wildflowers coming up, but not true leaves yet. I
checked today and everything made it. Phew. So I went to Barton
Springs today and bought some more plants to reward the Universe! Now I have to
convince my husband. Eh, he never goes in the greenhouse, does he???

V


On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 17:11:11 -0600, G a e X a v i er wrote:

Well it sort of blind sided me right after the 80 degrees, so I ran out after
it was already freezing to cover up things.

I was so upset because my winter greens (sorrel) was crisp as potato chips and
broke in two with one snap. However, today the sorrel is like nothing ever
happened except for a bit of limp look. The cilantro is fine, as is the salad
burnet.

Most lettuce is mush. The thyme is Ok. The lemon grass will come back from
the tubers. The lettuce that I covered very well is Ok as is the bok choi.

The in-ground, west side of the porch bougie seems OK. The plum tree which for
the first time since planted about 4 years ago had lots of flowers and buds.
The flowers were froze off, but any unopened buds are now coming.

The two redskin peaches were not blooming enough yet to lose many blooms from
the freeze. Most of the other stuff, I pulled in on my sleeping porch, so the
citrus trees and begonias are fine, thank goodness!!

Whew... close call!

Crow T Robot wrote:

This lingering freeze is really starting to worry me, for the sake of all my
~30degree 'hardy' plants that I just bought, and are now hiding in the
garage under 50watt tube lights.................burrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I fear to find out what has been destroyed after the ice storm, but can not
yet be seen, kinda frozen in a state of cruel post-life purgatory, like the
RingWraiths in Lord of the Rings ------
snif...

sorry....had to run with it.




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