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We are expecting major frost this weekend, so don’t be tempted to plant yet, here in southern Ontario. Frost is expected tonight ( Saturday May 16), Sunday, Monday and again on Tuesday. What a way to celebrate the long weekend. :(

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown



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dini

1591 posts in 2282 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 1892 days ago

Me, too, jroot.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Bunting

822 posts in 2289 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1892 days ago

We never can plant here before June12th

WE have frost even end of June

-- NS Zone 5B 200 KM East of Halifax cheers Bunting------Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family.

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mario1360

921 posts in 1980 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1892 days ago

wow amazing, only 2 here tonight….brought in my tomatoes…..

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 2444 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1892 days ago

And here in NL it’s calling for high teen’s all week. 19c today and dry. Very odd for us but I’m not complaining.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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jroot

5045 posts in 2195 days
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posted 1892 days ago

... justy wait for the snow storm next week in NL. LOL

just kidding.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 2337 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 1892 days ago

Umm… Well… I won’t say what the temps were today.. I’ll just say I was sweating… ;)

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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Bon

7374 posts in 2345 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1891 days ago

Well you can sure tell it’s the long weekend.Rainy Sat.,freezing at night,cold and windy on Sun and Mon. Yep that’s a tipical long weekend here. (LOL)
And all my seedlings are crying to be planted.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

14669 posts in 2565 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1891 days ago

sure is! Rick says “this is ridiculous!” I say, “Um.. it’s what we experience every year!” Fireworks in the rain while wearing a snowsuit lol

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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posted 1891 days ago

HaHaHa! I certainly relate to that MsDeb. Remember taking the kids and freezing. Could hardly wait to get home and hot Chocolate.

I covered everything last night, again. But no froze, it stayed overcast and windy. Will do the same exercise again tonight—and tomorrow night—and the next night- – - – - – Oh well, thats the price of gardening. I didn’t plant and wait all year to see my flowers ruined by a freak frost! And I’m stubborn…...............................

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

14669 posts in 2565 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1890 days ago

forecast says that overnights are now in the 7-10 degree range so I might just plant today!! We might just be over the hump now and on our way to summer.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

3793 posts in 2195 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1890 days ago

Do you really think so, MsDeb? I’m just waiting for the temp. to come up enough this morning to go out and water everything down. I’m afraid if I do it too soon I’ll just be creating snow. The temp. here is O* C. I checked the birdbath and there is a solid sheet of ice over it. :-( I covered everything again last night so hopefully the bleedinghearts and peonys will not be damaged too much. I still have not planted any of the annual seedlings that I started. I really am getting tired of moving them in and out of the garage.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Greenthumb

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posted 1890 days ago

I awoke to my cut fields of green, looking like a silvery plate…........FROST. It was cold enough yesterday that I pulled out my winter coat and hat.

Small camping propane stoves put here and there, kept the frost at bay in the gardens

Going to an auction this am…..........theres a two pronged plough on the block…..perfect for my tractor

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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MsDebbieP

14669 posts in 2565 days
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posted 1890 days ago

yes, cold yesterday…. but not today. Today it warms up and no “0” temps the rest of the week.
So I predict that we have turned the corner!! And—I’m planting today! That’s how confident I am.

(WARNING: any planting due to these humble words is the gardener’s responsibility to protect against any upcoming cold snaps!) lol

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

5045 posts in 2195 days
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posted 1890 days ago

We were 3 degrees colder last night than predicted. Tonight, they are predicting 6C but with clear skies. To me, that suggests that it could get very close to freezing, so I will be lugging plants in and out again for a week or so. Next Saturday, it gets cool also – just in time for my neighbour’s wedding at their home across the street. It will be a chilly night indeed, – until they go indoors. ;)

I note that there is a full moon on the 7th of June. Full moon often suggests frost, although last year, it was beautiful. Yep, I still think that I will wait until the end of this month. It would be a shame to pull up my still blooming tulips in order to plant my dahlias around the fireplace.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2443 days
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posted 1890 days ago

Oh what a LOVELY area!!!!!!!!!! And yes, it would be a shame to dig up those blooming Tulips, as they look quite beautiful.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14669 posts in 2565 days
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posted 1890 days ago

yah.. you don’t need to hurry—you already have lots of colour happening in your yard.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 1890 days ago

... but I do need to plant my dahlias, as they are getting huge, even after being pinched back to make them spread laterally. Such a dilemna. Hopefully the tulips will be done within a week’s time.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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jroot

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posted 1879 days ago

Just when I am ready to start planting my dahlias, and giving my other tropical plants their summer home, I checked the weather, and once again they are calling for it to get cold this weekend. ... down to 2C with a clear sky. I guess we know what that means ….. and it starts with F !

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2443 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 1879 days ago

Ohhhhh man, how frustrating … is this normal to have a frost this late for you guys?

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14669 posts in 2565 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1879 days ago

really??
I watched the news yesterday morning and didn’t see anything like that.. darn…
thanks for the warning.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bob

1427 posts in 2313 days
hardiness zone 3b

posted 1879 days ago

check the time line girls.

Bob

-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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