Hope you're doing okay there, Todd!http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2013/01/newfoundland-humour-shines-...
I could need some of that snow to cover my plants in the arctic temperatures we have now! But without the wind of course :-\
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Just getting a bit colder here with the prospect of snow - which might hold the snowdrops back a bit. Can't really imagine what really cold continental winters are like. This is a good time to catch up on your reading. The Japanese ones on the top row are sumptuous collections of photos of hepaticas and hellebores, grown in the way only the Japanese can. The most thumbed volume is Graham Stuart Thomas's 'Perennial Garden Plants', a real bible when I started gardening... I am not sure whether my garden lives up to the books though, it always seems a little more weedy!
Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
No snow or arctic conditions in the lower half of the planet . Those pictures from Newfoundland are amazing Today was supposed to be a sleep-in day but at 6.05 there was a clap of thunder above our house that woke everybody . The dog ( a collie) got such a fright she snapped her chain in half and I've just managed to find her . The back of my stationwagon is now open and she is sitting in there and will not come out . Poor thing .The thing that annoys me is that there was only one clap of thunder , not even a decent storm , that interrupted sleep-in day .Put your feet up and enjoy the reading Tim
Balclutha , New Zealand
I was also wondering how Todd was doing with all that snow- looks like wet heavy snow which we fortunately rarely get- and I heard they are getting freezing rain on top of that snow..
Our low yesterday morning was around -28, and Mon-Wed are forecast to be above freezing- +6C for Tuesday...
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/
Must be having some fierce winds there in Newfoundland.
All that snow, yet the tops e of roofs and cars are bare!
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Yikes, freezing rain is the worst! Luckily, it doesn't happen too often here. Be careful out there, Lis!
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
A quick hello from the Pacific Northwest -- clear blue skies, glorious sunshine, and 22˚F (-6˚C) this morning. High temperatures will barely climb above freezing today and lows will be below freezing for the rest of the week. Freezing fog coats leaves with ice crystals. Quite picturesque but the cold damage might be serious.
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8
Claire, that's exactly the weather we have here too! The mets have predicted the same weather for at least a week more :-\
Hope that melts, Lis! As Lori said, we don't get much of that here- has to be some advantage to our climate...lol We did have rain forecast for mid-week but they've rescinded that for now- just 5-10cm snow again on Monday!
Claire and Trond- ah to live somewhere where -6C would be cold enough to be a concern! ;D Seriously, hope you don't have too many losses- we still haven't reached any of the lowest temperatures we could have by this time in winter- we haven't quite hit -30C and we could have had -40C(-40F) by now! So any plants that don't make it this winter are likely just not hardy enough (barring incorrect siting..).
I am not very concerned of the cold yet. Last year was bad with very mild January, February and March and then severe frost in April when the plants were in full growth:(It is better with cold weather now to prevent a too early start. I had to bring some pots with seedlings starting to sprout indoors yesterday. Among them were 3 pots of Helleborus seedlings.