Gardeners rightly in a tizzy over season’s irregular weather patterns

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:54 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

The old saying “nipped in the bud” has rarely seemed more real than what we experienced this spring when two weeks of unusual heat for the season were followed by two weeks of intense cold. The four week period marked the greatest short-term weather variance in our area over the past 118 years — as I have been repeatedly told by gardener upon gardener. Their tone is always one of resignation rather than defeat as they speak their litany of losses.