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Re: garage overwintering

DF:  I know it's coming, so I'm just waiting...LOL!!

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Thu 02/27, David Franzman < dfranzma@pacbell.net > wrote:
From: David Franzman [mailto: dfranzma@pacbell.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 16:10:25 -0800
Subject: Re: [CHAT] garage overwintering

>"I'm not much of a pot person during the season"

C'mon, show of hands!  Who expected me to say something about this?



Kitty wrote:

>I'm not much of a pot person during the season - in fact, I unpot my few
>houseplants and plant them directly in the soil for the summer. (They
>really seem to enjoy this) But come fall, the tenders have to come in.
>The tender bulbs are dug and potted and allowed to yellow before putting
>in the garage, out of the light. They don't get watered again until I
>want to bring them out of dormancy or they decide this on their own (as
>evidenced by my Tulbahia deciding to bloomon the garage bench in
>The tender perennials, though, are on the counter in front of the
>south-facing window. I check them periodically to be sure they don't get
>too dry. don't want to rot them with too much water, but they do need
>some. The houseplants get to come back in the house.
>A lot depends on the particular needs of the plants and this I learn as
>I go. I found that in the case of Persian Shield, Strobilanthes
>dyerianus, digging up the shrub itself, is of little value; it's too
>woody by this time. Better to start in late summer taking cuttings to
>overwinter - in the house, not the garage. By March, the cuttings are
>plenty big enough to take a second set of cuttings from them.
>More than you asked, but sometimes there's not a simple answer.;+)
>-------Original Message-------
>From: Linda L Wallpe <lwallpe@juno.com>
>Sent: 02/27/03 12:49 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: [CHAT] garage overwintering
>>For those who overwinter pots in a garage, 
>do you water them during the winter?
>Does your garage have a lot of light?
>Linda W.
>PS>   LOL  Donna and Jesse, there's nothing like rainwater!  
>        I collect not only in pans for the houseplants but roll out the
>wheelbarrow and collect water for pots that are too large to move off the
>Only $9.95 per month!
>Visit <a target=_blank 
>If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
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