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Re: garage overwintering


Whaddya' mean "sometimes"?  :-) I present a good size target most of
the time:)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
mtalt@hort.net
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> From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] garage overwintering
> Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003 10:41 PM
> 
> A target is a target!  Even Marge isn't safe sometimes.
> 
> DF
> 
> Kitty Morrissy wrote:
> 
> >Good grief!
> >No one's safe around you!
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> >>[Original Message]
> >>From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> >>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>Date: 2/27/2003 7:10:25 PM
> >>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?
> >>
> >>DF
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Kitty wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>Linda,
> >>>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
> >>>January)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>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.;+)
> >>>Kitty
> >>>
> >>>-------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
> >>>porch.
> >>>Only $9.95 per month!
> >>>Visit <a target=_blank 
> >>>
> >>>If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
> >>>
>
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