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Re: uh oh


Noreen and Jim,
I'm not good at keeping track of the details. But I guess I am experimenting here a bit. Normally I pot all that I'm saving around the end of Sept and keep them outside while they get used to their pots b4 they have to go in for the winter. I was a bit late this year, but finally got it done. However, I decided to leave one PFG and one Plumbago out partly cuz I don't have room and partly just to see how they do. They are definitely not hardy here and both will eventually succumb, but it's nice to see them out there.

The real experiment this time is the Gulf Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris. Last year I brought it in and it bloomed a little in winter. I don't believe it will ever bloom here the way it does in all the photos I've seen. However, I've read several reports recently that it may be hardy in Z5, so I'm leaving it out there. If it dies, it's no big loss. If it lives, maybe it will be worth keeping. Time will tell.

It did just occur to me that I forgot to bring in the Echium and the tuberose. They seem a little limp just now from last night's frost, but otherwise ok. I'll try to dig them up today. I'm giving the Ehium one more year. If no bloom next year, I'm not it digging again.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] uh oh


Are you keeping track of these temp dip vis-a-vis species? Could be valuable observations. Especially re plumbago, either blue or white, and fountain grass, either purple or white.

On Oct 14, 2006, at 6:53 PM, Kitty wrote:

Just a note on my original uh-oh. We've finally passed throught the freeze dip and will be having more seasonal temps for awhile. I had left one purple fountain grass and one Plumbago out there, fully exposed, and they are unscathed. Everything out there in the tenders bed looks just as it did before.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] uh oh


Oh boy. I hope you dry some of those poblanos, Cyndi. They dry super-raisiny and are just great in any sauce made with dried chiles. They are also fairly expensive as dried peppers--like $5 for a pack of nine or ten peppers. I envy you and may try to grow some in the next pepper cycle.

I also picked about five pounds of poblano peppers but I only managed to
roast, peel and freeze about 3 lbs. I can do a pound every night, I
think, and maybe I'll manage to get them all inside before it freezes.
First freeze is usually around the end of October, and if I'm lucky it
will not damage much because we normally have a couple weeks of good
weather again after that. But next weekend we are going horse camping so
I will not be able to do anything then.

Cyndi

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
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Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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