Tag Archives: cold

2015_Day 361:¬†It was nice while it lasted

I had to take a photo (above) of my blooming flower bed on Saturday in all its winter glory. I’m glad I did. The mercury dipped some 20 degrees in 15 minutes this morning, and with at- or below-freezing low temperatures predicted for at least the next week, the flowers’ beauty is probably short-lived. Continue reading

2015_Day 332: Cold and colorful

On one end of our yard sits the raised beds that held fruits and vegetables most of the spring and summer. The only thing left in them now are what remains of the tomato and pumpkin plants. Although the pumpkin vines have been reduced mostly to mush in the cold and rain of late, the actual pumpkin still stands out brightly, its orange half facing the sky. Continue reading

2015_Day 326: Frost takes toll

Geraniums don’t like the cold. At least my geranium didn’t like the 30-degree low temperature our area of central Texas was subjected to early this morning. Probably going to look even worse tomorrow morning, as similar lows are expected. Continue reading

2015_Day 65: No freezing temps in forecast – yay!

Lettuce on left after a good old-fashioned thinning Feb. 14; on right , the lettuce today, after some cold days and nights.

Lettuce on left after a good old-fashioned thinning Feb. 14; on right , the lettuce today, after some cold days and nights.

I think my lettuce might have turned the corner. After what seems like an eternity of freezing cold temps, not to mention ice, the forecast for the next week doesn’t include any freezing temperatures. Continue reading

2015_Day 62: Tree starting to get a few buds

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The one tree in our front yard that didn’t keep leaves on it all winter now has a few buds. Not a lot, but it’s starting. I have seen other trees in the area that are already blossming, but I’m kind of glad ours isn’t. Continue reading

2015_Day 61: Lettuce is really hanging in there

Lettuce on the left after it was thinned on Feb. 14; on the right is the lettuce after a week of some really cold days and nights.

Lettuce on the left after it was thinned on Feb. 14; on the right is the lettuce after a week of some really cold days and nights.

After numerous days last week where it barely reached freezing during the daytime, let alone the nights, my lettuce is still alive. How, I don’t know, given the ice that coated the tarp that stayed over the containers for 48 hours straight. Continue reading

2015:_Day 59:¬†Freezing rain, shopping and the DMV

Waiting in line with daughter to check out at the always popular Ikea.

Waiting in line with daughter to check out at the always popular Ikea.

It’s hard to think about Spring and gardening when you look out your window and see freezing rain and a coating of ice on everything. So I didn’t. Continue reading

2015_Day 56: Spring can start anytime now

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My poor lettuce! How can it be expected to grow when the temperatures have been struggling to reach the mid-30s during the day earlier this week, not to mention hitting the high 20s/low 30s at night? Continue reading

2015_Day 52: Not giving up on lettuce yet

On the left is lettuce Feb. 14, after it was thinned. On the right, the lettuce this morning.

On the left is lettuce Feb. 14, after it was thinned. On the right, the lettuce this morning.

I know it’s only been a week since I thinned my lettuce containers, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say some of it is going backwards. Continue reading