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Tonight our first hard frost is expected, 31 degrees F. I brought in the

Begonia and put it back in the dining room. May try some newspaper

over a few of the plants out on the deck, but it's basically over for

this season. I think I'll bring in all the planters with the Caladiums.

Don't want frost to kill the bulbs. I'll let them die off and dry out

thoroughty, then dig the bulbs up and store them in a cardboard box

in the basement for spring planting. This past year featured entirely

free Caladiums from bulbs saved from the previous year. Hope I can

do it again. I'll try to make it a tradition...

 

David

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Frost possible last night, tonight, and tomorrow night.

 

Apparently it didn't get quite that cold last night. Tonight is forecast to be in the 20's.

My 2nd bloom white Iris is still looking good.

Oct_iris.jpg

 

The plant ended up producing 4 or 5 iris.

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Tonight our first hard frost is expected, 31 degrees F. I brought in the

Begonia and put it back in the dining room. May try some newspaper

over a few of the plants out on the deck, but it's basically over for

this season. I think I'll bring in all the planters with the Caladiums.

Don't want frost to kill the bulbs. I'll let them die off and dry out

thoroughty, then dig the bulbs up and store them in a cardboard box

in the basement for spring planting. This past year featured entirely

free Caladiums from bulbs saved from the previous year. Hope I can

do it again. I'll try to make it a tradition...

 

David

 

My dad used to overwinter daliah tubers in wooden boxes filled with fine dry sand and kept out in a cold store. The sand has to be bone dry about four inches below and above the tubers and he had a loose cover on the boxes.

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My aunt used to keep them in a cool dry place in the basement.

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i thought basements by definition were cool, damp places?

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I moved my outdoor potted plants into the garage Saturday and Sunday nights. The long-range forecast was good (and warmer) and I figured they could get at least another couple of weeks of life if I got them through those cold nights. Thank heavens it will be warmer tonight--eight trips around the house carrying a plant gets a little tedious twice a day.

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i thought basements by definition were cool, damp places?

 

Depends on where the basement is located. Basements in Tampa or New Orleans would be warm and wet. Basements in northwestern New Mexico would be cool and dry. ;)

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i thought basements by definition were cool, damp places?

 

Depends on where the basement is located. Basements in Tampa or New Orleans would be warm and wet. Basements in northwestern New Mexico would be cool and dry. ;)

Basements in New Orleans are called indoor swimming pools. :'(

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It isn't often that you see Iris in PA in mid-November but here they are!

17Nov_Iris.jpg

There is another bloom on the plant so I'm still expecting to see another flower.

 

I've delayed giving my Iris their winter hair cut and I'm glad i did. I had 2 plants that rebloomed.

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That's amazing--beautiful blooms. Must be the warmer weather we had for a while. I was bringing my outdoor potted plants into the garage for a few nights last week, but a couple of days ago I decided I'd have to let them go with the next cold snap--it's almost Thanksgiving, after all.

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The Canadians are hoarding winter.
and parts of Colorado with up to a foot of snow and Interstate 70 closed. As far as I am concerned, they can keep hoarding it. Last winter, especially February and March were totally miserable. I don't want a repeat.

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Well, we're having record breaking heat in November here in Florida, so... it's still summertime. YAY! [/ sarcasm]

 

Pop over for the weekend as we have had rain for ten days or so and the forecast is for gales and more torrential rain. :Laughing:

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The Canadians are hoarding winter.
and parts of Colorado with up to a foot of snow and Interstate 70 closed. As far as I am concerned, they can keep hoarding it. Last winter, especially February and March were totally miserable. I don't want a repeat.

Amen. I'm not sure I could take another winter like the last two, if for no other reason than I'll go broke buying bird food.

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Gorgeous. My nephew and his wife spent 5 years in Chile helping set up a company. I'll have to check a map and see how close or far they were from here.

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