Wacky Weather

Last week, before Dave and I went to Philly to visit family, I’m glad I gave my neighbor George last minute instructions to “water everything!” We’ve had November warm spells before, but when I heard Bay Area forecasters using the words “offshore flow,” I knew it was going to be a mini heatwave. Most of the outdoor orchids would be fine, and I’d already reduced watering for dormant varieties. However, some of my cool growing orchids could have baked in the heat. Fortunately, George’s excellent care averted any problems. Even though a few dry days went over 8o°F (27°C,) the Masdevallias, Odonts, and Samurai Orchids were fine.

Last week’s mini heatwave has given way to a more seasonal chill and rain, with a forecast low of 45°F (7°C) tonight. We had a heavy rain, and earlier a noisy thunderstorm put on a big show. Unless we have more wacky weather, it should be a while before a heatwave threatens to fry anything.

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4 Comments on “Wacky Weather”

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  2. AboutOrchids » Blog Archive » Hail No! Says:

    […] Last week’s wacky weather wasn’t limited to a mini heatwave; we also had a hailstorm. […]

  3. nancy Says:

    I guess it would have made more sense if I read your blog posts in order! But I hope your weather gets better not worse.

  4. WeeNomy Says:

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