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Re: uh oh


Big difference in our zones Bonnie. Freezing temps are one thing but we usually get a few stretches of a few days each of minus 20 in our winters. A year or 2 ago we actually had a stretch of minus 20 fro 3 weeks. Plumbago is not going to survive here.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] uh oh


Plumbago survives here in the ground with numerous frosts and freezing
temperatures.  I don't know how it would do if we had a serious
winter...one with freezing temperatures of several days to weeks.


[Original Message]
From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 10/14/2006 7:49:40 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
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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