Friday, May 13, 2016

Why now?

Well, it's happening. 

Just when I think we're beyond the 'danger zone' we are getting a frost this weekend.

Are you kidding me? Why now? 

The forecast showed all clear...and now it has changed. 

The trees are finally leafing out. 


The hummingbirds have returned and are happily buzzing all around the garden. 


The carpet phlox is in full bloom. 


All my clematis are doing so well, growing like weeds. 


The new berry bushes are loaded with berry buds. 


The hosta garden under the stairs is coming up beautifully. I even see some of the new hostas I put in last season popping through. 


The perennial bed is filling in like mad. It's like a jungle out there!


I've even started putting some tender annuals in pots....I guess they will have to come in. 


It's so sad, I was so enjoying seeing color all around again. 


Wouldn't it be nice if the frost killed only the weeds and left the flowers alone?


Fingers crossed everything that's come up in the garden will be ok. 


The Monkey is worried. 

43 comments:

  1. I guess you could try to cover what you can. I'm sorry!
    Brenda

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    1. It stinks. Seriously. This weather this year has been just ridiculous!!

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  2. I am praying it does not frost. Our area is right now at it's last days to ever frost. But gee any more you just don't know. I would put papers on most of the stuff and maybe hold down with rocks. Good luck miss. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. I love the way your place is looking.

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    1. Thanks, Susie!! I may raid my linen stash and put blankets on things. I'm not sure yet. At least I'm off tomorrow and Sunday and can take care of what I need to before the frost comes! Most of the seedlings are still downstairs where it's warm, so that's good!

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  3. I know. :( We check the weather every morning for Upstate and saw this Saturday and Sunday aren't looking good. Looks like we're hopefully in the clear come next week! Seedlings are under 2 row cover blankets (gives them 4 degrees a piece!) so hoping that'll be enough. Fingers crossed! <3

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    1. Yeah, I think this might be the last frost....fingers crossed is right!!

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  4. Oh no, this late in the year? I wish you could do like my dad used to do in his nursery, light little smoke pots all around the garden.

    Your garden is so beautiful, maybe it won't get as low as predicted. I hope not.

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    1. I keep checking the weather obsessively, Dewena, hoping it will change. Let's hope!!

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  5. Your garden is already looking so beautiful! We've had so much rain that I was looking out at our backyard this morning, and thought it looked like a jungle, too. Much colder here now, too...it was 90 degrees one day last week...today the high is 50. Hope it stays above freezing for you...I may have to cover a few things, too!

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    1. It was 80 here yesterday - just gorgeous! It was pure torture to have to go to work!!

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  6. Sometimes here it will only be cold a very short time right before morning and the plants don't suffer too much. Maybe you'll get that lucky.

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    1. They seem to have survived....although they didn't look too happy this morning!

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  7. Hopefully it won't freeze and ruin what you have already planted. Fingers crossed!!

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    1. I think the animals are doing more damage than the weather!

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  8. That does stink! Praying that the weather forecast is wrong and that all your plants stay healthy and get no damage.

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    1. I'm getting a little tired of putting them in and out of the garage, that's for sure! It's been one of those seasons!!

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  9. That does stink! Praying that the weather forecast is wrong and that all your plants stay healthy and get no damage.

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  10. Fingers crossed for you. It all looks so beautiful there.

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    1. I need your funny little greenhouse, Deb!

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  11. Everything looks so pretty - the phlox beds are envy-worthy (mine just never seem to do much). Hoping for your sake that the frost doesn't happen!

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    1. This is the first time I've had luck with phlox!!

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    1. One night down, one to go....so far, so good....

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  13. UGH! Maybe it'll be better than you think. That phlox is amazing! Your baskets just scream "spring"!

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    1. My baskets are sitting on my kitchen counter right now!

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  14. Everything is looking so pretty...boo, bad weather!

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  15. I can sympathize. Here in Reno, it has also been crazy. We were enjoying really warm weather and thought spring was definitely here, and then overnight the temperature dropped over 40 degrees and we got lots of snow! Now it has finally turned nice again. But I still have not planted any flowers for summer.

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    1. Oh my, lots of snow? That just stinks!!

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  16. We are to get frost tonight too in Wisconsin! Just cover up the annuals you can....and hopefully your perennials will be fine....at least that's what the nurseries around here are telling us. Good luck...and garden on! ;)

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    1. I hope I don't lose all those lovely berry buds!

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  17. Your garden is so pretty I hope you don't get the frost predicted. It is suppose to be cold here too tonight and tomorrow night. I will haul in the house all my pots, cover the strawberries and try to cover the other few things it might hurt and put the cover to my cold frame down. There will still be a few things up that won't get covered and I will hope for the best and that it does not hurt my fruit trees. Our last predicted frost date here is May 17th I believe. Like you the forecast looked clear for all next week but I am sure glad I didn't plant my tomatoes yet. Good luck to us both! Nancy

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    1. I'm sure glad my tomatoes are still down next to my furnace, nice and toasty warm!

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  18. OMG. All your hard work. You just can't trust Mother Nature.

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    1. She's a fickle one, for sure, Barbara!

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  19. Oh Noooooo!
    Sure hope the freeze is brief and the damage is very minimal, if at all.
    Throw sheets and trash bags over your favorites. Blech!

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    1. I listened to you and did just that! Flannel sheets, no less!!

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  20. I would take your frost warning..... as we have a FREEZE warning. Supposed to be 32* tonite. A week ago yesterday it was 86* here.... high today was 48*. Unbelievable. Our garage looks like a greenhouse as everything I have purchased and my hanging plants have been dragged inside. Really tired of it.

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    1. It was 29 last night....and my garage looks like yours!!

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  21. Hope you didn't get hit to hard... We were under a frost advisory last night. I wrapped up a few things just in case. Where is Spring???????

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  22. Oh - your yard looks so lovely! I sure hope everything came out okay! Luckily we haven't had any freeze warnings here, but the thermometer has been acting like a yoyo!

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    1. I covered a bunch of stuff and it all seemed to come through ok....except what the darned critters ate!

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