Woo Hoo, First Day of Spring at the Bonsai Farm

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Woo Hoo, First Day of Spring at the Bonsai Farm

Post  Twisted Trees on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:25 pm

Sigh! Crying or Very sad




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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:34 pm



If it makes you feel any better, we've had a cool snap here too. It's 57 now, and we'll drop to 40 tonight. Brrrrr!

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Post  Twisted Trees on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:47 pm

Russell Coker wrote:

If it makes you feel any better, we've had a cool snap here too. It's 57 now, and we'll drop to 40 tonight. Brrrrr!
Low 20's last night, low 30's today. Maybe 40 Saturday.

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:06 pm



I'm just glad y'all like it up there and can deal with that cold. I don't know where we'd put y'all.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:19 pm

Snow ... brrrrrrrrrrr!

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Post  JudyB on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:46 pm

Better than the alternative of too warm too early, and then back into the deep freeze...
just sayin....

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Post  Twisted Trees on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:07 pm

JudyB wrote:Better than the alternative of too warm too early, and then back into the deep freeze...
just sayin....
That was last year. This time it was in the 70's followed by killing frosts and heavy snow. I got two days of collecting in last year before buds broke.

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Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:03 pm

Smile first day of autumn down here and it was sweltering! We reached a max of 29 deg C today and not a breath of wind, plants are still growing.

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Post  Leo Schordje on Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:18 pm

Russell Coker wrote:

I'm just glad y'all like it up there and can deal with that cold. I don't know where we'd put y'all.

Yeah, right now your weather sounds good, but when you have that long stretch of summer where it doesn't even cool off below 80 F at night, I am so glad I live up here. Even as bad as our summer heat can get, we seldom have more than a couple days where it doesn't drop below 80 F at night. And of course, when it is hot down in Mississippi and Alabama, it's so humid, you feel like you are in a Russian steam bath. From late May until nearly October, I never travel south of the Mason-Dixon line if I can help it Twisted Evil .

The good thing about cold, you can just throw on more layers of clothing. When you are out in the heat, at some point you just can't take anything else off. (there's a thought that should turn stomachs, me in public with out a shirt on, Yikes. Shocked

But your weather is usually great for Mar Gras, and nobody up here knows how to do Mardi Gras right.

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Post  Leo Schordje on Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:20 pm

I am definitely suffering through climate zone envy, I want to winter on the Gulf coast and summer in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. That would be ideal.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:19 am

This is true, but I can take the heat better than the cold. And you'd laugh at what I call "cold" anyway. By August, when you walk out in the morning and it feels like some just threw a hot wet blanket on you, I do start looking forward to October. But now I'm looking forward to shorts, flip-flops, shirtlessness! Of course that means we're also looking over our shoulders to the tropics, waiting to get nailed. Winter storage isn't a problem, but hurricane storage is a total bitch. Push back the furniture, spread visqueen, and start hauling everything into the living room and dining room. Fun Fun!



And, yes, we do Mardi Gras well (considering it started in Mobile)!


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Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:42 pm

I want to winter on the Gulf coast and summer in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. That would be ideal.



Sounds like you want to follow the mosquitoes. <g>

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Snow.

Post  lennard on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:26 pm

I'm nearing my 50's and have never seen snow.....would love to see it for a few seconds!

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Post  Leo Schordje on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:55 pm

When visiting an 85 year old orchid grower near homestead, this life long Florida farmer who lost his home in hurricane Andrew, said to me "the great thing about living in hurricane country is you never have to clean out your garage, every 20 years a hurricane comes by and blows it all away".

We laughed, and then he asked me about tornadoes. So I figure no matter where you are each has its hazards.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:58 pm



No Doubt!

It's a shirtless 76 degree sunny bonsai working day on the Coast!

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Post  PeacefulAres on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:14 am

We had some of the most ridiculous rain down here in the last few days. It felt like the rain drops were the size of quarters. Most of the my trees were ok, but I lost a flat of seeds. Everything is covered in fines, because the rain literally sent the substrate flying.

But at least it isn't snow.

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