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RE: now lemon tree: now cold/snow

The only tropical I have is the lemon tree and about a dozen pots of
ornamental peppers. The lemon verbena will stand down to 20 degrees, so
it's ok. The amaryllis is on the South side of the house under the dryer
vent, so it stays warmer than the surrounding area. We'll see how the
pineapple sage does. It's holding up really well so far considering, but
it was 26 degrees this morning - so we'll see what happens when I get
home. I forgot to bring all the spider plants in too, we'll see how
tough they turned out to be. No more freezes in the next 7 days so I can
put everything back out this afternoon. Sorry Theresa - fresh out of
snowballs. Bet our Northern pals could help you out though - LOL.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 16 Dec 2003 19:24:10 -0800

>Ok- all this talk of snow if making me homesick-  someone mail me a
>Christmas just isn't the same if you can't walk out your front door and make
>a snow angel.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Donna
>Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:08 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Fashion Note: now lemon tree
>We own houses that have central heat and insulated.... and we also own
>clothes that protect us from the cold.... and we still freeze our butts
>off at times :)
>And to keep us on the gardening track.... I didn't think your zone 10
>(?) plants could take 30 degrees?!? I would think all those tropical's
>would just keel over and die...
>We had a couple of bright sunny days and today it was 43, a record high
>I think... so all the snow has melted again... of course this afternoon
>the winds came, dropped into the twenties, so thinking the plants are
>screaming again.... no snow cover, wet and now icy... not good, although
>they predict just a dusting of snow in the next 24 hours here... father
>north and west they are getting 3 inches.. or so they say.
>> It doesn't get enough light inside, plus they're prone to pests
>> Or I would. It doesn't get this cold a whole lot, thank God w/ no
>> central heat in this house. No heat in the computer room at all.
>> Shivering in my heavy nightshirt, robe, tube socks and slippers.
>> picture) Just turned the two gas heaters up. Either this house has
>> gotten draftier since last winter or I'm getting even less tolerant of
>> cold. That's scary.
>> Having a wet head doesn't help I suspect. How can you stand winters
>> last more than a couple of months and I doesn't get above freezing for
>> days, or worse - weeks??? Madness.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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