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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Late Hard Freeze

This mild winter helped the Saucer Magnolias to build huge buds, full of promise.  The hailstorm last week knocked off a lot of buds, but most were left and it promised to be a spectacular flowering this year in spite of that.  Possibly the best ever.  The forecast was for no freezing remperatures for 2 weeks.

But surprises happen.  A twist of weather brought 2 nights of temperatures down to 20F.  They were all killed!
Absolute mush!
Not a single one will open.
Last year they bloomed nicely, but 2 weeks later.
 Here is the backyard tree over the fence gate...
And the early daffodils were good.
But they are all knocked down.  The flowers can stand the cold, but not the stems.

So sad...

1 comment:

Megan said...

Horribly sad. Rats!

Megan
Sydney, Australia