Saturday, March 28, 2009

Winter creeping back in...

Yes, that's 38 F in Austin, Texas on March 28. Unreal for us. And 40 mph winds, which have been much more common this year.

What is up with this weather and this big storm and blizzard to the north of us?

Is it winter again in your garden today?

18 comments:

Carol said...

Here in Indianapolis, I'm showing 44.5 F on my weather station. Odd weather, very odd weather for you.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Janet said...

After over 2 inches of rain...had to get a new rain gauge so I don't have the exact amount, we have a 60 degree day. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Diana said...

Carol -- Well, it certainly is odd for your weather to be warmer than our weather!

Janet -- We had 1/2 an inch last week -- so welcome after this scary drought. 66 here today but very windy, warmer and less wind tomorrow.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is a more typical spring day for us, cool and rainy. We need the rain. I am glad you didn't get the hail that Annie got on her side of Austin.

Diana said...

Lisa -- We were so lucky to avoid the hail. When I see her damage and the snow headed for Dee's garden in OK, I think I'm in pretty good shape. That's one thing for blogging, it helps give me some perspective! Glad you are getting some more rain up there.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

We have a chance for snow here tomorrow. I hope we don't get it.

Frances said...

Hi Diana, yikes! At the moment it is 66 and sunny. Tomorrow is the big temperature drop into the thirties. I worry about the Japanese maples that have leafed out, among others. I have a camellia that has never bloomed with buds beginning to open. It will get the blanket treatment.
Frances

Diana said...

Robin - Oh, I hope you don't get snow. I know everyone was started to prune and clean out when I was up there 2 weeks ago. That would be terrible. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Frances -- And now they are warning of a possible freeze. So I am out in the veggie garden in my nice clothes and good shoes removing tomato cages (not really needed yet) so I can cover the tomatoes and other veggies with sheets and towels. Arrgh...!

Gail said...

Strange indeed...we are having a gray chilly day but temps in the mid 30s tomorrow! I won't cover anything up unless it is possible it will freeze....I am so sad for Dee and her beautiful garden! gail

Bren said...

My dear friend in your neck of the woods just planted Zinnias. I hate to tell her that I don't think they will make it after these conditions.

HANG IN THERE - spring will be here soon enough and this will all be forgotten.

Happy Spring.

getgrounded said...

Diana, are you headed to Zilker Garden Fest on Sunday?

Diana said...

Gail - it doesn't appear to have gotten to 32 here, so now I just have to wash every sheet and beach towel I own! HA -- happy to do it and have my plants safe.

Bren -- that is so sad. I lost several kinds of veggie seeds when we had the cold snap a few weeks ago. Guess I can replant them now. SURELY we are safe now!

GetGrounded - I am going today - just couldn't face the cold and wind yesterday. I'll be there with my folks around 11 -- maybe I'll see you there! I'm taking my wagon ;-)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Yeah, what is up with that? Sheesh!~~Dee

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I don't know! I live in Tyler and we had a low in the lower thirties last night. Had to cover my plants. Bulbs blooming and fear of a freeze do not go together!
Brenda

EAL said...

This is why the term should be global weirdness, not global warming. These out of season frosts never cause much damage in the perennial garden. Farmers have to worry much more.

Sherri said...

The Piedmont of NC saw the sun today after 4 days of rainy/cloudy skies - 60 degrees and very windy.

Layanee said...

It is warmer than that here in New England! I feel your pain! I hope the plants all survive the cold.

Diana said...

Dee -- I know -- the weather is just going crazy everywhere. I have family oversees in Germany and it is affecting wine production even because of the grapes and the effects on the growing season there. Now THAT's serious!

Brenda - We escaped - it only got to 42, but I still covered everything up. Can't take chances with those babies!

EAL - yes, I was much more worried about my veggies. But they seem to be just fine. Now I have a ton of laundry to do!

Sherri -- you really get to miss the sun, don't you? It really affects my mood, that's for sure. I'm glad you got it back.

Layanee -- We were fine -- but what a scare. Just another reminder that I am not in charge!