This time down to just about 30 degrees. A few weeks ago I was comparing notes on garden developments with people from Springfield, and it seemed to be that they were always ahead of me by a week or so and I was quite frankly a bit jealous. Well, it turns out it might be a good thing to be behind sometimes, because during the previous freeze they sustained more damage than … [Read more...] about Yet another freeze
that is what our weatherstation recorded last night. it is a degree lower than the 28 that Marylin discussed, so I guess we will have to wait and see. Freeze damage will not be obvious until a couple of days later, when the dead tissues have turned brown. As I left home this morning, even my tulips were drooping. … [Read more...] about About 27 degrees…..
It is another cold and blustery day, not much like spring at all. To top it all off, it is supposed to freeze for a couple more nights. The last few frosts have all been fairly light frosts, so damage to fruits and flower buds may depend on the exact location of the plant in question. The only thing really growing is the grass, which means I'd better get my lawnmower in … [Read more...] about Spring on hold
Last week was so warm for so many days in a row that bloom and bud development was just about explosive. By now all pears are blooming as well as all plums, and the last time I saw them the sweet cherries were about to bloom also. I was lucky to be able to prune grapes last week (who wanted to be inside in that weather, right?) and Cabernet sauvignon was bleeding very … [Read more...] about Last week
Today I look at the Hort Garden area and I see that the Ozark Premier plum is in bloom. That's really too bad, because I really like these plums and unless something really strange happens, THERE WILL BE MORE KILLING FROSTS! … [Read more...] about Bloom time