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Funacres Daughter
Posted 2/9/2021 23:26 (#8820620)
Subject: Enjoying Some Winter Annuals

North Texas is at the start of one of the longest and coldest stretches of weather I have ever experienced in this area. I understand that the Northerners routinely deal with cold far more extreme than what I am posting about, and will probably find my viewpoint wimpy. I have the reversed opinion during the summer when the "it's 90F. out and I have melted" posts start. Anyway...

My idea of winter is 50F. If the temps touch freezing, I become concerned. Triple digits are a normal summertime occurrence and I know how to deal with them, but single digit temps scare me.

I like to plant winter annuals in the fall which typically last until temps get too hot in the summer. Last fall, I planted several plants that the garden store called "stock." I was told that they are supposed to be hardy down to the mid-20'sF. Believing they had a good chance of surviving the winter, I planted several of them; and they have done well!

Unfortunately, I believe that this cold spell will be the end of them. Rather than see the cold turn them into a mix of crispy stems with slimy leaves and petals, I decided to harvest most of the blooms. I picked enough to fill 5 flower vases, which are now cheering up several rooms!

Pics: 1. Some of the stock plants before cutting the flowers. 2-3. The blooms in vases. 4. Our weather forecast.

Note: My photos were taken in the HEIC format, and they are only uploading as clickable downloads tonight.

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