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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: jlushious on September 09, 2014, 10:50 AM

Title: Winter Already!
Post by: jlushious on September 09, 2014, 10:50 AM
We had a blast of snow here in Calgary yesterday/today. My trees' leaves haven't even started turning yet! Heavy wet snow. I guess I will have to dig my wintering trenches early this year!

Title: Re: Winter Already!
Post by: Anthony on September 09, 2014, 02:42 PM
jlushious,

wow, the J.B.pines down here only just started to candle, and boy are some of these candles long.
However, we did drop to a low 69/68 deg.F last night but with 70 % humidity, so it wasn't chilly.
Warm winds to you.
Good Day
Anthony
Title: Re: Winter Already!
Post by: jlushious on September 09, 2014, 02:46 PM
Thanks, it's supposed to warm up again by the weekend to the high teens, but still! Way too early for this! My sunflowers were still blooming (and are now all fallen over from the weight of the snow).
Title: Re: Winter Already!
Post by: Sorce on September 10, 2014, 05:58 AM
 :o

Ooooohhh noooo!
Title: Re: Winter Already!
Post by: Herman on September 10, 2014, 08:09 AM
 :o

how long was your growing season??

kind regards
Herman
Title: Re: Winter Already!
Post by: Leo in NE Illinois on September 10, 2014, 10:26 AM
Yikes! That was a surprise.

I hope winter comes late down here, I have a lot to do to get ready.
Title: Re: Winter Already!
Post by: raydomz on September 10, 2014, 11:13 AM
Yikes! That was a surprise.

I hope winter comes late down here, I have a lot to do to get ready.


Leo, I'm a bit north of you but I have a terrible feeling that our midwest winter is going to come on strong.
 :o
Title: Re: Winter Already!
Post by: Sorce on September 11, 2014, 11:44 AM
:o

how long was your growing season??

kind regards
Herman

Shorter than the time it took to type the question. ;D
Title: Re: Winter Already!
Post by: jlushious on September 11, 2014, 03:26 PM
Well we had our last frost around end of May, so yeah - pretty short!

It's caused some pretty messy stuff here. Lots of fallen trees, they hadn't lost their leaves yet so the snow stuck to the additional surface area more than if they were bare. Many, many trees couldn't handle the load and it's been chaos dealing with all the broken branches and trees (and subsequent power disruptions!).

I had to shake the snow off mine bonsai, but everything seems to be ok so far. It's only gone down to -7 C and will be back up to 20s by Sunday apparently!