Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Record for Cold

We set another record for cold weather this time of the year: 19 degrees F (-7.2 C). The record had been in 1955 with 20 F. I looks like we'll get back to normal weather by Tuesday.

Friday, November 14, 2014

New "Cactus Chatter" now online

As the editor of the Oregon Cactus & Succulent Society newsletter this is a note to let people know that the latest newsletter is now available to download in pdf format here.

The cold weather is hanging on, record cold for this time of year. This is more like the weather we sometimes get in January.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Winter Chill has Arrived!

We've been having a very mild Fall but we got a sudden blast of cold today. Usually, when the Midwestern and Mountain state get an arctic cold mass moving south, we get the spill-over in the form of East winds down the Columbia River Gorge. This is a little early, but typical. So...I spent much of today getting the greenhouses all closed up. We're expecting a low tonight and tomorrow night of 27F(-1.6C), along with some fairly strong wind gusts. I'll be glad when we get back to our milder weather.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera ex. MBB6565

The two plants above have been grown from the same batch of seeds in exactly the same soil and conditions. In fact they have been growing adjacent to each other in the same tray. We will wait and observe.