Coping with Cold
Tue, 01 Apr 2003 12:44:09 PST
In a message dated 4/1/2003 1:32:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> It may
> be balmy in the morning when I step out but when I get to work in South
> Orange it often feels 15 degrees (F) colder. We've had frost though the
> last 2 nights. I imagine further northwest, away from the coast and up
> towards the Appalachian ridges of Sussex county, the seasons may be weeks
> behind.

I travel weekly between New York City and northwest Connecticut, a distance 
of about 90 miles.  Casual observations over the years leads me to generalize 
that every 10 miles north means a day's difference in the early spring 
season, that is, NYC is 9 to 10 days ahead of us.  Snowdrops started to bloom 
last week, daffodils in warmer parts of the garden are only just pushing tips 
through the soil surface.  Looking forward to see if any of the high altitude 
Kniphofias survived as well as a  planting of Eucomis autumnalis ssp. 
Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
Gaylordsville, CT 06755-0142
USDA Zone 5
Giant Schnauzer Rescue

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