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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Jay on October 06, 2011, 08:48 AM

Title: Winter is on its way
Post by: Jay on October 06, 2011, 08:48 AM
Just a short note to remind others that winter is on its way. This morning I awoke to 29 degrees F outside. It was expected and it will be about that tonight again. To those in the north hopefully you have started you plans for over wintering your trees. And for those in the warmer parts of the globe.... keep growing.

Jay
Title: Re: Winter is on its way
Post by: John Kirby on October 06, 2011, 09:47 AM
We were a tropical 36F this morning, 33or so tomorrow- how long til spring?
Title: Re: Winter is on its way
Post by: Chrisl on October 06, 2011, 02:05 PM
Wow, sorry to hear about the cold weather so soon.  It's a nice 70ish highs and mid 50's low here so far.  Though the nightly news last night said Chicago is expected to have the coldest winter this year nationwide and an expected 58" of snow.   Like John said, "how long till spring?"  ;)
Title: Re: Winter is on its way
Post by: Dave Murphy on October 06, 2011, 02:10 PM
We were a tropical 36F this morning, 33or so tomorrow- how long til spring?
If I remember correctly, for Southern New England...Memorial Day ;D

Title: Re: Winter is on its way
Post by: Jay on October 06, 2011, 04:44 PM
Well Dave, here in northern Vermont the last frost date for gardeners is the first week of June.

Jay
Title: Re: Winter is on its way
Post by: bonsaiTom on October 06, 2011, 06:27 PM
Not much different here in CNY. Scraped the windshield before work this morning. So glad my Mini Cooper has heated seats.  ;D
Title: Re: Winter is on its way
Post by: Dave Murphy on October 06, 2011, 08:31 PM
Well Dave, here in northern Vermont the last frost date for gardeners is the first week of June.

Jay

7-8 years ago, when I was living in SE MA, a hard frost the second week of May killed every leaf on a 35' tall mulberry tree in my backyard...I think it fell into the low 20's F that night.  Last year, I had my tomatoes planted out the last week of March ;D.


(most folks say you should wait until mid April here)