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Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:54 AM

You know, as great as the weather is here in the Great Lakes . . .

. . . this can NOT be good.

I remember what happened in 2007, when we had just 2 or 3 days at the very end of March that were extremely warm, low 80s. Everything popped, apricot blooms, daffodil buds, etc.

Then, about 10 days later, just before Easter, an arctic front came through and the temp fell to 11 degrees one night, and 17 the next night.

There was significant damage on many things. That was the first year ever that many of my daffodils froze off in the bud stage, turning to mush in short order.

Further south, in places like Kentucky, there were reports of widespread damage to trees, including some which completely died -- they were already leafing out down there, and had temps almost as cold as we had.

I hope we don't have a repeat of this scenario -- we are predicted to have temps in the 60s to about 70 for the next 7 days here. After that, who knows?

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hedgehog Mar 2012 #1
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japple Mar 2012 #3

Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:34 AM

1. I'm expecting an ice storm



Oswego County, NY

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Mon Mar 12, 2012, 06:16 PM

2. I agree....it worries me how much is popping.

But, I will say that it amazes me how much nature is able to deal with things like this. Most plants recovered, and I was surprised that the damage was temporary.

But still............

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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:48 PM

3. In 2007. we lost ornamentals, fruit trees, dogwoods, shrubs,

in that same early-April freeze. I, too, am afraid something like that will happen this year.

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