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Old 02-26-2002, 01:55 PM   #181
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Our weather has taken a turn for the worse. High of 38 today, with 20mph North winds. I picked a good day to be inspecting roof/siding, eh? This afternoon I get to crawl under a house and sweat some copper after I locate the leak. And to think that last weekend I thought about packing my insulated jump suit up for the season!!

S'posed to be 19 here tonight. Guess I'd better bring the cyclamen inside.
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Old 02-26-2002, 07:00 PM   #182
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When I first heard about this cold spell approaching I figured it was yet another Yankee conspiracy, but then in the news I heard that all-too-familiar word -- Canada.

Northwest Canada to be precise. They just can't stand the idea of people sun bathing when they're up there freezing their butts off.

My cyclamen parished the last time. Bunch of other stuff, too. Think I'll go out and rescue my few remaining ferns, though.
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Old 02-26-2002, 07:37 PM   #183
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Dave Gobis is a cyclamen!

He rides a Harley.
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Old 02-26-2002, 07:40 PM   #184
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Just two days ago, all of lower Greenville ave was filled with cyclamen
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Old 02-26-2002, 07:55 PM   #185
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Two weeks ago all of Boerne, Texas was filled with cyclamen, too. Nearly all Harleys. Hunnerts of'em. Wouldn't no little ol' ladies go out the house!

And did y'all notice what happened to John's cyclamen? Says they parished. Don't know how they could do that, unless they crossed the border into Louisiana. In Texas, they'd hafta county. Or die, I suppose.
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:01 PM   #186
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:04 PM   #187
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No cyclamen outdoors here.

Either kind.

Must be perennial in Michigan....
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:09 PM   #188
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they're all perennials. Alpine guys. You've got some natives up your way, but they'd be hard to find. We actually have one in TX that's overlooked as a winter broadleaf weed. Not frequently seen, but on occasion. Similar to orchidaceae, the cyclamen vary widely from the showy to the bizarre and back down to the hardly noticed.

Mich a great place for fern hunting. All the brakes can be found there.
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:32 PM   #189
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Hmmm- I'm Z5. Probably have to be treated as a tender perennial, and I'm not good at yanking stuff out of the ground just so I can put it back in come spring. Can't remember seeing anything along that line while out wildflower spotting, but I'm not that great at keeping plants sorted into their families....
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:38 PM   #190
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Why does Canada always have to take the blame for cold weather down south. I think you folks all must suffer from climate envy... you wish for snowmobiles, or better yet dogsleds!
Actually here in Odessa, it's a mild 7`C. I worked out side in shirt , jeans and sneakers today.
(Not right for this time of year)
My brother in B.C.called the other day to tell me he was sitting on his patio in his shorts having a pint!
But seriously if your weather comes from up here than I guess that makes us trend setters doesn't it?
Oh by the way did anyone happen to catch the hockey games the other day?
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Old 02-26-2002, 09:01 PM   #191
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they would look nothing like C persicum that we've grown to love and hate. Argueably dodecathaeons also belong which is one group you'd find there. I'd argue it just because the taxo's bred it into me to argue. Jeez what a bunch of folks.
If one cares to, they could visit cyclamen.org ad nausea.... I quit that game a while ago. Nothing much I know more about them except to say I think that dodec's still belong in spite of the primrose purists, and that they occur in lawn areas all across TX in the late winter. Of course, I only say that to spark a contest in verbal abuse. And because the romantisist in me demand the flower occur in my own back yard.

Poet License if you please
AKA misguided delusionary precepts contrary to accepted normality. (whatever that is)

Geez I love this place, feels like home. I get to be the black sheep and all!! haha.

Back to the proposals now...
biz,
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you meant what?
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Old 02-28-2002, 05:28 AM   #192
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With half-closed eyes I padded my way to the back door to let the dog out about an hour ago and guess what greeted us when I opened the drapes? About an inch and a half of new snow. Yesterday afternoon I'm out there in a sweater raking up stray leaves and now there's snow. This weather is very strange. No wonder half my staff is sick with colds.
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Old 02-28-2002, 08:42 AM   #193
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Today I could practically get a suntan. Mixing deck mud solo today, but only 40 sqft or so.
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:06 PM   #194
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C'mon, Carl, you know your jealous of our winters.

Just like we're jealous of your summers.

B.C. is God's country.
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:13 PM   #195
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I'd be at my best 18` to 24`C. Humidity no more than65%.
I'd be in heaven!
I hate the heat and not real fond of cold!
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