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Old 01-05-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Location: Cajun Country, Louisiana, USA
Default Crazy mixed up weather-my poor fruit trees!

I'm in Coastal Louisiana and our weather has been crazier than usual. We had snow 2 weeks before Christmas - the first real snow (enough to make a snowball) in 20 years! Our weatherman declared we were allowed to say we had a White Christmas "because, folks, this is as close as it's gonna get".

Our weather has been swinging wildly between the 30's and the 80's.

My pear trees had a heavy crop in the summer, breaking some branches from the load, but it bloomed again in the fall, and my Loquat (Japanese Plum) was blooming in December. I just went outside to peek at my yard before the rest of the crew gets home and all quiet is gone for the day. I have about a dozen pears still on the tree, looking fine and I believe the Loquat is making fruit too. Peeking out from under broken banana stalks damaged by the hurricanes earlier this year, I found a bunch of baby bananas.

The worst of our weather is usually February. I'm afraid the fruit will get zapped by the next frost, and the trees not recover in time for the regular spring season. But for today, It was certainly nice to see.
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