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You are really just a glorified babysitter, @digitS'
Fussy plants!! Who do they think they are?!?!?

honored citizens who require guards, fences, careful breeding records, high pedigrees and various other things i can't think of at the moment but it surely involves poops of various kinds.
 

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Wicked ice covered all today. The hours of frozen rain hitting the roof & window last night kept me up. My car in a.m. was covered in a thin sheet of ice; luckily the temps rose to a degree above freezing by late afternoon and that's just enough to turn the tide. All the snowman snow turned to sugar snow.
 

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Frustrating. Our rainfall yesterday was accounted for by the Weather Service as 1/100th of an inch – jus•ti•fi•able!

They show a "t" for a trace for nearly every hour for 12 hours. When it sprinkles for 15 minutes and everything dries up before the next hour's 15 minute sprinkle – it's d**n hard to detect any moisture.

I'm not wishing for @baymule 's 5 inches but this is ridiculous. Feel like I should drag the hose out and water the lawn. It hasn't even started to grow in the shadiest spots! About the only good was that it didn't freeze for 2 nights. Saved on heating, altho the greenhouse never was warmer than 64°f (18°C) with all the clouds.

Steve
 

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Frustrating. Our rainfall yesterday was accounted for by the Weather Service as 1/100th of an inch – jus•ti•fi•able!

They show a "t" for a trace for nearly every hour for 12 hours. When it sprinkles for 15 minutes and everything dries up before the next hour's 15 minute sprinkle – it's d**n hard to detect any moisture.

I'm not wishing for @baymule 's 5 inches but this is ridiculous. Feel like I should drag the hose out and water the lawn. It hasn't even started to grow in the shadiest spots! About the only good was that it didn't freeze for 2 nights. Saved on heating, altho the greenhouse never was warmer than 64°f (18°C) with all the clouds.

Steve
I hope you can get some rain. It’s either too much or too little!
 

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It's still chill in the morning and the night. However, on sunny days, the temperature in the greenhouse (facing west) can reach so high already.
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Warmth-loving plants are always happy in such afternoons.
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The greenhouse attendant here was being very attentive yesterday afternoon. There were wind gusts above 40mph and I did not want to open the greenhouse or hoop house.

Too much wind on plastic film! And yet, the sun was breaking through the heavy clouds for about 15 minutes at a time. The temperature was soaring inside the greenhouse, especially. It hit 83°f (28°C) as I was trying to finish my 30 minutes of daily, indoor exercise. Normally, it would have been opened some but clouds were heavy and moving.

They even showered down on us again a few minutes later. The rainfall over the 3 recent days amounted to nearly 1/3rd of an inch. It helps. I'm not sure how much it helps the wheat farmers, if at all. If the garden season had begun, it would only have wet the top inch of cultivated soil. No gain for the trees.

The plants in the greenhouse are beginning to look good and benefited from those sunbeams that made it through the clouds.

Steve
ETA: this morning it's 22°f (-6° C)
 
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We woke up to pure white frosty rooftops this morning, and now at midday it is so warm and spring-like. It definitely feels like a late spring this year though. There are hardly any leaves on the trees yet.
 

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sunny and warm but also windy yesterday. not sure what the forecast is for today, but i hope not as windy. so far looks sunny. ok, forecast high of 82F today and 80F tomorrow. rain sometime this weekend, cooler next week.
 
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Really warm this week... an 'April Fool' summer. My box elder tree has been tricked into bloom; but fortunately, my apple & pear trees haven't taken the bait (yet).

But the grape hyacinths on the South side of the house are bursting into full bloom, and the local honey bees make a 'beeline' for them every Spring. These are always the first bees of the year.
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It took quite a few tries to catch a bee in a moment of stillness. :) I had to water after this photo, since that area gets dry & the flowers will wither quickly. This is one of the few nectar sources available for the bees this early in the season, so I intend to divide & spread the grape hyacinths this year.
 

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