Sometimes I rather dislike Michigan weather.

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  1. markinwestmich

    markinwestmich Active Member

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    It is April 5th, 2007. It is about 30*F/-1*C...and that is without the howling winds and "sideways" snow.

    Last week, it was 60-70*F, flowers were in bloom, trees budded out, people were mowing lawns, children in shorts and/or short-sleeve shirts, mosquitoes were out, and the frogs were chirping/croaking in the wetlands. I thought Spring was here finally.

    My plants and I are all horribly disappointed and confused with the latest turn in the weather.

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Wow. Those last bits of winter can be pretty tough to accept. We've had cold nights here the past week (even a bit of snow a couple days ago) - it hasn't killed anything that I know of, but it has meant no fresh air at night while sleeping - too cold.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    This sort of thing happens all over . . . checking back through my old diaries, found a note about 10cm of snow (20 April) and -5°C (26 April) in two different years.

    Then there was the occasion a bit longer ago when we had a centimetre of snow lying on 2 June.

    This is on the zone 8/9 border.
     
  4. kia796

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    I hear you, gentlemen. And Okanagan weather...minus -5 C yesterday morning.

    Pic 1: Had to water the fenceline pines when--for the first time in 30 years--the wind changed direction (for that time of day), and glowing embers were landing on the pines...from Pic 2 (burning of an old, old Lombardy Poplar).

    Pic 3: Ficus benjamina, wrapped against cold.

    If this is global warming, I need to buy another pair of longjohns!
     

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