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Re: Burr....it's getting cold out!

Daryl, People do that all along the Gulf Coast, even with just regular Xmas  
lights.  I leave mine up after Xmas through January, just in case.  It  really 
does help.  Probably not up north, but for us down here in the  south, it 
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 9/20/2006 11:02:31 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

I have a  friend who used to live in New Orleans. She used old-fashioned 
C-sized  Christmas lights strung around/among  the plants for the very few  
cold nights they had. I wonder if that would be an option for those of you  
who have one or two cold nights followed by several weeks of better  weather?

By the time we usually have frost, the daylight hours are so  few that most 
of the tender stuff has stopped blooming  anyway.

Daryl (in Georgia, where it's finally delightfully cool and my  Ginger Lilies 
have started to bloom...)

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