Florida Gardening forum: How Did Everyone Fair the Overnight Cold?

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Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
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p1mkw
Feb 20, 2015 12:44 PM CST
Did anyone lose plants last night? It got down to 35 here at my house ... I had flowers covered, but it looks like I still may have lost a couple of begonias. Angry
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 20, 2015 12:47 PM CST
We reached 38 and I don't think I had any damage.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 20, 2015 5:22 PM CST
I haven't found any damage here either, as the wind stayed up just a bit until this morning. Even my mango tree did not lose many of its flowers so we may still have mangoes this summer Hurray! Hurray!
Elaine

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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Feb 20, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Not sure yet, everything looks ok for now but frost damage of my plants usually shows after a few days.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 21, 2015 3:09 PM CST
I'm way northeast of y'all and Thursday night dropped to 34º here but I didn't lose any plants. I never even covered my one and only Plumeria and I left Hoya and Rhipsalis plants hanging in the trees ... everything fared the cold just fine thank goodness! Hurray! I just hope that was it for cold weather this year. Green Grin!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 21, 2015 4:40 PM CST
We're hoping with you Lin!
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cycadjungle
Feb 21, 2015 10:22 PM CST
I had 28f and frost on the roof, but not on the ground, so that's good. All kinds of plants think it is spring right now, so the large azaleas, pink tabs, and even some if the peach trees are flowering right now. Most of the flowers weren't damaged, so the duration must have been very short. Besides, many times in my location, when it is only around 28 degrees, the temperature can be 3 or 4 degrees higher at 6 feet above the ground than it is a foot above the ground. When it got 15f about 4 years ago, the temperature was only 0.2 degrees different at the same difference in height.
Anyway, most everything around here did fine, but I am lucky I have greenhouses to put my more tender plants in.
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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orchidgal
Feb 21, 2015 10:57 PM CST
39Fwhen I got up yesterday. Spread some more frost cloths around the evening before. Today I took them down and folded them to put away. Supposed to be 80F tomorrow ! We're all in a state of confusion; do I grow, stay dormant, or play dead (that the plants' point of view). Me -- when it's really cold like that I just want to hibernate. We're supposed to be living in sunny Florida for goodness sake ! Confused
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Feb 22, 2015 7:29 AM CST
It looks like I have no visible frost damage yet and we are supposed to be in the mid 70s today.
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Feb 24, 2015 6:10 PM CST
A few things got some frost damage, but nothing is going to die over it.
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Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
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tcs1366
Feb 26, 2015 11:14 AM CST
I think we hit 30°
saw a lil but if "burn" on the Bougainvillaea.

I corralled all my tiny seedlings against the house [southern exp] and covered with a sheet.

It did not get as cold as it was supposed to.... let's keep it that way.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Feb 26, 2015 2:21 PM CST
It was 35 degrees here. The hibiscus is losing it's leaves but nothing else was impacted.

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