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Thread: Dormancy is over!

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    I am SOOOOOO sick of winter!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
    it has snowed here... every...single...day...for the past 2 weeks..2 inches or more every day..many days 6" or more overnight..endlessly, day after day after day..(I live 2 miles from Lake Ontario, its the infamous "lake effect snow machine")
    I have brushed off my car twice a day, sometimes 3, and thats 30 times in that 2 week span..its getting really old..

    So all my CP's have been in the fridge since November 01,
    almost 3 months..
    normally I take them out in mid-february, but this year they are coming out early!
    TODAY!
    I figure they began to go dormant in October, they were outside all season, so they were likely fully dormant by mid-October anyway..thats 3 months ago!
    yes, im justifying! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    but seriously, im confidant they have had a long enough dormancy..and I need some Spring!!
    So today the plants come out!
    (of course, there is still almost 3 months before they can go outside for the season again! REAL winter still has 2 or 3 months to go.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    I will take some pictures tonight!
    I will take them out after I get home from work..

    Scot

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    Are you sick of winter already? lol I'm letting mine sleep extra long this year. I want some happily rested plants so they'll throw some monstorous pitchers at me this year! (And traps for the D. muscipula [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] )

    Stay warm!

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    I have a D. filliformis thats been dormant since last August that is starting to break dormancy now.. and a couple of my VFTs are also showing some new growth.. hopefully dormancy is all over for me here... Dang my plants are boring when they are dormant lol


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    I live within sight of Lake Ontario. I just got in from the THIRD hand shoveling of our porperty today: you can't see 4 feet in front of you. 20 MPH winds that drift it back as fast as you can move it.

    I second Scotty's motion, I am bringing my Dionaea out of dormancy as well and into the summer of my growroom. I am about to boost the photoperiod: I am done with pygmy gemmae (YAAAAY!) and it's time to start up spring inside at least.

    My dad died of a heart attack from shoveling snow back in the fell winter of '93, and I expect that it will some day be the end of me as well. Well, where I am going at least it will be WARM!

    I hate it when I hear of other people having spring on March 21st it is still frozen here on that date. Here, ground hogs day is a joke. If a groundhog were so foolish as to venture out of a hole, it would freeze in a New York minute.

    When I hear Southern folk weeping for lack of snow I am amazed. I think the only reason I live here is beacuse repeated exposures to this weather resulted early on in frost bite of the brain, affecting the higher centers of reasoning.

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    i love snow! We've been a bit short so far this winter, but that's all going to change:



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    Angry

    Looks like we'll be sharing some of this lovely snow with our Neighbors across the Pond.
    I would like to add - for the benefit of those who live any where south of New York - that the vehicle in Tamlin's picture is a private truck, probably headed to clean out some lucky (rich) person's driveway. Those plows are not big enough to plow our streets. I'll have to ask him to lie in wait for one of our city plows. Won't be too long of a wait, there's a lot of plowing being done out there tonight - and tomorrow... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Scottychaos: Are you from Rochester proper or like Irondequoit or Fairport or...
    Nepenthes Gracilis: Where is Alex Bay? I spent ~20 years of my adult life in the city of Buffalo. In January of '99 we received snow 16 out of 17 consecutive days. they weren't dustings, either. You all know I'm talking about! My son and I were out shoveling every day, removeing the barricades at the end of our driveway, placed by the snowplows and looking for creative ways of disposing of the snow from the sidewalk. In Reading, PA they are wimps. It is like perpetual November down here. A couple inches and there's a 2 hour school delay. Any more than that and the schools are closed. Remember when Watertown had 48" in one day (1977)?

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    Hi Jimscott, ah you know where Watertown is! Well get a map find watertown and go north of the city till you come to the St. lawrence river and look for the little dot of Alexandria Bay AKA The Thousand Islands Region/Tourists paradise. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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