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Kentucky Has More Than One Winter...Right Now It's Redbud Winter

Kentucky Has More Than One Winter...Right Now It's Redbud Winter 

Lizette Realty Lizette Fitzpatrick

The cold spells that freeze all the young spring plants like the one right now are quite common.

A long time ago (in the late 60's) my Grandmother Elizabeth was visiting our farm at White Hall in Richmond, Kentucky. What a beautiful place that was!

It was a beautiful old 2 story home with 2 staircases inside sitting in between numerous maple trees with two barns for horses on 33 acres. We had just moved in but Dad wanted to plant our garden so we would have veggies all summer. The planting had to be timed just right.

That was when I first heard of the "other seasons" we have here in Kentucky. She said we had 4 extra winters before summer would be here. I'm not quite sure of the order but I think they are: Redbud Winter, Dogwood Winter, Locust Winter and Blackberry Winter.

Somehow winter shows up each time as each one blooms and hopefully it doesn't get cold enough to damage all the tender plants. If we are lucky this year everything with the spring weather will be perfect and all the new buds will not freeze and die!!!


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Comment balloon 10 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • April 06 2009 09:54PM


Lizette, we have a chance for snow tonight here in N. GA. I hope it's the last winter of this season : )

Posted by John Mulkey, Housing Guru ( over 9 years ago

Winter does seem to do a yo yo with us as it heads toward Spring for sure Lizette.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

It is cold to night in Atlanta for sure.  I never heard the terms but I love hearing information like this.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) over 9 years ago

We do not have a growing season - but we have a second winter - it falls right after everyone takes off their snow tires :) beautiful photo

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

Now this sounds like ground hog day all over again only with a winter theme.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 9 years ago

Lizette - I do believe I have seen that tree, I drove by/through White Hall all the time till we moved down here. Had not heard those 4 nicknames for the spring cold/freeze spells while living there, though.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) over 9 years ago

Lizette--I have heard of Indian Summer but four extra winters? That is something new! Your grandmother taught you many interesting things...Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 9 years ago

John - I sure wish we could by-pass these winters and get on with the warm weather!

Gary - I think I am just impatient to see all the flowers.

Jim - I can remember seeing snow in Atlanta a time or two.

Thesa - That's funny! I can just picture the pain of wishing the snow tires were back on.

Don - Exactly!

Mike - As I drive through White Hall now all the nice pastures that I used to spend my days riding horses are gone. Replaced with houses and strip mall shopping.


Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

Teri - I sure do miss her. She was a great cook too.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

Hey,  how do we make winter STOP?    I am cold in TN!

Posted by Connie King over 9 years ago

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