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JRob

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Trees Confused
« on: December 13, 2011, 07:43 PM »
St. Louis is forecasted to be above 60 degrees tomorrow. Low of 51. Trees having a hard time getting to sleep. Colder weather forecasted for early friday morning and through the weekend though. Where is the snow?

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 07:45 PM »
Be careful what you wish for...
 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 07:55 PM »
News said that the rain we had starting yesterday and still coming would have put over 6 inches of snow on the ground if it had been cold enough for snow. This time of year I'd have preferred snow!

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 07:59 PM »
When you guys get pounded with 6 feet of snow don't say I didn't warn you.  Oh, and don't try sending the 6 feet of snow down here.   ;)

We're warmish right now, but it was quite chilly this past weekend.
 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 08:11 PM »
OK guys, don't fight over the white stuff. I've said it before and I'll say it again....You don't want it, you don't know how to use it, and I'm waiting for it. Send me the snow.....

Northern Vermont has been cold enough but only a couple of inches of snow here. Trees are all sound a sleep.

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 08:19 PM »
6 inches of snow shut down Atlanta for a week last year....  Jay, you can have mine, ok?  By the way, my Ume has been blooming since before Thanksgiving.
 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 08:22 PM »
You can have any that shows up here too.

Very nice.  Wanna send me some scions?  Mine still hasn't bloomed for me.
 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 12:08 AM »
They are blooming in Atlanta, Nashville, and Murfreesboro too now.  All three locations were different cultivars (Ushiro Chiramen, Contorta, and a seedling variety).

 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 08:04 AM »
Mine have swollen buds in Connecticut.
 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 08:18 AM »
Well I woke up today to 41 F. This is winter? I know, it ain't winter till next week, but.... It seems you guys sent me the wrong package. I got the warmth not the snow.

I am having problems sorting out my winter storage. I keep my hardy trees in the (unheated) garage on a shelf. The others live in my sunroom. I keep the thermostat set at 34 F. Normally that's great, the floor is a slab and the temps during the winter go from approx 30 to 33 degrees. The table top is normally in the mid 30's. Well so far this is not a Normal Winter for sure. If things don't improve I'm going to have to move some of these guys to the garage.

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 10:57 AM »
I agree.  We got pounded with rain, heavy at times, most of yesterday.  Had it been indeed cold enough to snow, it would've been bad.  But yest. got up to 51F and today 48F.  I too am wondering if my trees are getting confused.  We've had one winter night with cold to 28ish.   Just a strange beginning to winter.
 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 07:21 PM »
I'm loving things just the way they are,  finally getting some rain in Texas. :D  Larry
 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2011, 08:30 PM »
...."Beware of what you ask for"....

So, not that many days ago I was one of the ones worried about the temporary  lack of winter. As I write this it is 8:25 PM Eastern and the outside temp is 5 F, we know it will get colder. The garage is at 32 and the cold room is still around 40 but headed lower.
As for snow, we received about 2 inches of powder but there is hope for more. We need that good winter blanket. Hope all is well with everyone.

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2011, 11:24 PM »
Merry Christmas...
 

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Re: Trees Confused
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 07:30 AM »
Thank you Dave..... this morning at 7:15 it reached negative 2.2. It is good to be back to where we belong

J