Mid-South Gardening forum: Fall means moving tropical plants in for the cold season.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 25, 2013 8:11 AM CST
Fall is a busy time for those of us who live in the (temperate) deep south (zones 7-8).

I will begin forcing my plumeria into their (winter) dormancy in a couple of weeks and I have approximately 10 lbs. of gourmet garlic to get planted.

By late October things really get busy, with moving approximately 100 orchids (many mounted) into the "orchid" greenhouse and moving well over 200 other tropical plants into the "everything else" greenhouse and enclosed back porch. My "baby" and "teen" orchids are already in the greenhouse, and there are approximately 300 of those. The early fall is when I begin replacing the orchids that have sold well, or sold out during the summer months and adding additional varieties to what I already have, so those new orchids will be ordered soon. My new plants will either be plugs or in flasks. I have on my "want list" 200 plugs and a couple of flasks (50-100 to pot up from flasks). All these 250-300 tiny plants will start their new lives in 1 1/2" mesh-pots.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
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purpleinopp
Sep 26, 2013 3:34 PM CST
Holy tamolé you sound busy! I don't have any Plumeria or Orchids, but I do keep a lot of cuttings to tropical-ize the yard again in the spring. I can't wait to have a greenhouse. We've been collecting parts, lots of windows and a door already. Won't be ready until next winter, but it's nice to know this is the last winter with hundreds of 'house plants' actually IN the house. Hopefully that's still at least a month away, knock wood! It is time to take some cuttings soon though, they don't do as well after the cold nights just before panic night, first frost.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 26, 2013 3:56 PM CST
A labor of love for all of us with a passion for plants. My passion just happens to be tropical plants and my super-passion is orchids.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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