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This is a discussion on Sunny, Frozen, Southern California within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Diane And we are all supposed to be worried about Global Warming? ...
Oh, man. What a mess! All I can do is sent warm thoughts. And I am sending them as fast as I can!!! Please be safe everyone. As Julie said the orchids are secondary concerns. And the rest is just 'stuff'. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
What a mess, bet they won't do that again .
A hair dryer works good if you have power . Gin... a Ca. native .. we can learn ...sometimes the hard way
My kitchen pipes froze a few years ago. They run right along the sill in the basement. A hair dryer did nothing. It was really cold then. So I pulled out my propane torch, and as I'm torching away, I looked at the dry, seasoned wooden sill, about 3/4" behind the pipe and wondered just how long it would take for that to catch...
I didn't really need running water in the kitchen all that badly.
Yikes! How easy it is to lose the total picture when absorbed with a nuisance problem...
lol, reminds me of when i was a kid and my dad blew up the back yard trying to get rid of the gophers (it didn't do much damage, but his ears ring to this day)...
BTW: it's suppose to get down to 31 here in simi valley tonight...
Good heavens! Reading all the posts on this thread are horrifying!
Diane, I hope you don't lose as much of your Cymbidiums as you fear. (I'm reasonably optimistic some of the bulbs will still have some life, even if most of the growths were blasted by the cold.
Lynda, I was in Denver over Christmas. (My sister lives there.) I can appreciate all the weather problems you're having--all too well!
Gin, I hate freezing rain more than any other weather. I hope your trees' damage will be minimal and your generators will keep you safe until conventional power is restored. (Happy belated birthday, btw--I see I managed to miss another. I also missed Bruce's.)
Bruce, even you are dealing with freezing rain??? Yikers! For you it must be even scarier, since it seems like you wouldn't experience it very often so far south. Did I mention I hate freezing rain? I did. Well, let me put this in proper perspective--I loathe all forms of precipitation, but freezing rain is the worst!!!!! I'll take blizzards or minus 30 here in the Great White North any day!
My best wishes to all for milder weather. Soon. (How about yesterday?)
I'm hoping all this weather goes back up to Winterpeg, where it belongs!!!!