Tag Archives: frost

Bye, bye garden season. Hello farm tour

The 2012 gardening season as we know it is about to end. With temperatures as low as 24 and a freeze warning,  those delicate blooms will likely not survive past tonight. That means you need to pick everything you can today. I have all my water bottles lined up for the last of the dahlias. [...]

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Frost, oh no. Say it ain’t so.

Checked the weather forecast for the Poconos and there it was: the worst word in a gardener’s vocabulary. You got it, frost. Patchy frost is in the forecast for Monday morning. In this season of extremes I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. But with the warm weather we’ve had this year, I feel like it [...]

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A reprieve from winter

Last week the little picture of the moon and the cold crisp night sent me into a panic. Scattered frost was on the way and I wanted to save the dahlias. Scattered could mean it might not hit my microclimate in Gilbert. But I knew it would. I was in a frenzy because I had [...]

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The Great Gilbert Cover-up

The flower season is coming to an abrupt cold end.   Last Saturday I picked every dahlia bud that even gave a hint of flowering and then the great coverup began. My husband Ronnie and my friend Carol helped to cover up every dahlia. We threw tarps over some, and blankets, sheets and a few [...]

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