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ImageCCvacation
Dec 30, 2020 11:21 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Snow, sleet or rain... our dahlias strive for life. And the dahlia enthusiast puts up with it all, just to see them bloom again. Wecome, 2021!
CC
ImageIslander
Jan 3, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
We have "Riverside" property today along our un-named creek! It's not going to do any damage to our property but it does add interest! January would be so boring without "weather". Its just over the top of the banks now and I hope it doesn't rise too much more. My raised beds are well above it this morning. There is a mighty swift current in the creek though as last nights rainfall comes down out of the mountains above us!
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ImageAndreaB
Jan 5, 2021 8:08 PM CST
Name: Andrea
SE Michigan
We had an overnight snow and woke up to a Winter Wonderland.

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Imageblown_dry
Jan 5, 2021 8:54 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Oooh! How lovely.
ImageIslander
Jan 5, 2021 10:25 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Beautiful and serene. I kept reading about how we were going to have a colder winter this year but so far it is not.
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Imageteddahlia
Jan 5, 2021 11:57 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
"....going to have a colder winter this year." No snow or cold weather in the 10 day forecast. Just Oregon rain.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImagePaige
Jan 6, 2021 3:13 PM CST
Name: Paige L
Snohomish
Yeah, they said the whole pnw was in for a cold and snowy winter. All I’ve had is a bunch of rain, soon I’ll be able to get a dingy and float on the lake in my backyard 😜 is it almost June yet?
Imageblown_dry
Jan 6, 2021 3:56 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
I hear the polar vortex is doing something weird, so maybe yet? My tender tibouchina is still covered with purple flowers.
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ImageIslander
Jan 6, 2021 4:51 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
We still have time for winter to arrive. It was Feb 2 years ago that we got hit by deep snow in the Puget Sound area. I might have scared it away by buying plastic saucer sleds for our grandson and kids to enjoy our slopes. I knew if I waited the stores would immediately be sold out.
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Imageblown_dry
Jan 7, 2021 6:05 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
A break in the rain today. I was out pulling broken branches off of my bush sages and saw a huge flock of robins. Yay! It's spring now. :) I don't make the rules. In the back yard I saw that the huge sweet pea vine from last year never got knocked back by the cold... Saw flowers on it not long ago. Blinking
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ImageIslander
Jan 12, 2021 11:29 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Flooding again and maybe up to 4 more inches of rain for us today. I hope the flooding won't wash out my raised beds. One of them is low enough it might flood if the creek overflows severely. I hope the others will be above it. The current in the creek is roaring as the water comes rushing down the mountain behind us.

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Imageteddahlia
Jan 12, 2021 11:39 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Al that water and at the wrong time of the year to help the garden. My dahlia gardens are almost Lakes 1, 2 and 3 and although not actually lakes, I would sink in very deep if I walked out there. I hope your creek behaves and does not meander your way.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageLyla
Jan 12, 2021 1:05 PM CST
Name: Lyla
NC
All that flooding make the investment into raised beds so worth it. I've only built half of mine but we are running into an issue where lumber has suddenly gone skyhigh pricewise. We had decided to just go with 8" instead of the 12" high we had used elsewhere and the very next day the 8" went up to the price we had paid for the 12" just a month ago. Trying to decide what to do, the beds that still need to be made are for the dahlias. I am certain the groundhogs would be oh so pleased if I planted them in the ground.
@aisle.of.blooms
"If its the most expensive option I probably want it"
ImageIslander
Jan 12, 2021 2:02 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Wow, that is crazy Lila!At that price maybe some of the plastic landscape timbers would work? We bought some years ago and when we moved I think they were still in service, though a bit faded. At least they don't rot out on you.

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ImagePaige
Jan 13, 2021 5:17 PM CST
Name: Paige L
Snohomish
Quite the windstorm hit us last night! Over 500,000 without power in our county. Will be interesting to see when we get power back, I’m thinking at least another day. The heavy rains played a big part in the damage, however it was howling!
ImageIslander
Jan 13, 2021 5:54 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Paige, thinking of you...all too familiar with these NW storm events! Its good that the temperatures are extra warm while your power is out...we are good down here N POrtland. Some damage around us but not right where we live. Lovely clear sky all afternoon and no winds. My son says the power blinked just as he went to bed but it didn't go out.
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Imageteddahlia
Jan 13, 2021 9:48 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Lots of rain here and during our walk in the woods with the dogs we found little creeks where none had been before and standing water in several unexpected places. But it was sunny and warm for our walk and I only got only one call on my cell phone asking about dahlia tubers. "Could you possibly take an order on the phone?" "Sorry"
Too many flowers, not enough time!
Imageteddahlia
Jan 26, 2021 5:41 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Snow that only sticks to the grass this afternoon. Colder than forecast, but really not much chance of anything but a minor snowstorm.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageIslander
Jan 26, 2021 6:29 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Same out here, now, Ted. It dropped from 36 to 34 and the grass looks a bit white but that is probably as much excitement as we will get.
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Imageteddahlia
Feb 12, 2021 11:28 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
An inch of icy snow on the ground this morning and 27 degrees as I write this. More snow is expected through Sunday but how much seems to be stated in a huge range of 3 to 13 inches or something like that. It is complicated by the winds in the Columbia Gorge that cool off the area where they blow but as you go South they have less effect. We are a bit South. Noni is a bit off target also as the winds are not directly pointing at her garden. Meanwhile, from the West and the Pacific Ocean come small storm surges that collide with the cold weather from the Columbia Gorge and drop snow in the cold areas, freezing rain in marginal areas and rain further South. . I fear the freezing rain the most as trees lose their branches and some fall over.
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The breeders of Cafe' au Lait.
Too many flowers, not enough time!

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