Dec 1, 2010 | 6:34 PM PST Well, we finally got that rain we needed so desperately and now behind it is some COLD weather. At least cold for South Georgia. Just to think, yesterday it was 80 and today in the 60's tomorrow the high 50's. I think this cold snap will take out the lantana that was still blooming beautifully... and the petunias...and the morning glories... and the bottle brush bushes that had put on some new blooms..and of course the pole beans, cucumbers and gourds. I think the turnips, lettuce and cabbage will be okay.. Of course...I could...POSsibly...leave the warmth of my home and comfy computer chair (okay well, really not THAT comfy I get hemorrhoids sometimes..) to brave the cold, walk out to the garden and set the sprinkler up.. OR I could just ask my two wonderful kids to do it for me since they just walked in the back door, still all bundled up, from being out in the cold trying to catch armadillos. :)
Dec 2, 2010 | 6:11 AM PST
It is not safe to catch an armadillo! (lol) How cold are your nights on average? My petunias do ok unless it gets below freezing for several hours. I have lots of little morning glory seedlings coming up-I want the cold to get them so I can plant my sweet peas!
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Dec 2, 2010 | 9:48 AM PST
Try telling my son that! lol He catches them in a net, puts them in a dog carrier and we take them a few miles down the road and release them into the woods! I guess it is better than killing them! We have a few hard freezes during the winter, so it gets down into the teens occasionally. The thing about South Georgia is the temps are up and down during the winter - although I believe last year was suppose to be one of the coldest winters on record for us - where it stayed colder for a longer period of time. Usually, it feels like winter for a few days and then early spring for a few days!
Dec 3, 2010 | 10:18 AM PST
We're in the middle of some rain and low temps now. We've had some below freezing temps. I was lucky to get burlap over my cacti and succulents. Everything is on it's own. Whatever survives is stronger for it. The camilias, gardenias,rhodies, and azaleas all love the cold. Come late winter early spring my front garden just starts popping out in the most beautiful color. The East is being hit with some severe weather I've been hearing. Be safe and God bless!
Dec 6, 2010 | 5:08 AM PST
Well, I did jump the gun a little bit by saying the cold would get my flowers the other night - they all survived, but the hard freeze they have predicted for the next couple of nights, I'm sure, will do them in.