Houseplants forum: Wake up call for my Snowbirds!

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 15, 2016 12:52 PM CST
The houseplants that winter over in the house got brought outside. I heard and saw simultaneous yawns and stretching as they woke up to 78°, warm breezes, and dappled sunlight under the big oak. We all love springtime!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 15, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Spring has kinda passed us by here in Central Florida; we seem to be heading right into summer! It's been in the mid and upper 80's here the past week and humid! Sticking tongue out
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MacnCheese
Mar 15, 2016 7:52 PM CST
It was 87 here today in GA. Blinking
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 15, 2016 7:57 PM CST
We've had a great spring and had a sudden warm up yesterday. I think it got up to 86º. After the heavy rains we had, phew it was huuuumid! It was 83º today. Going to reach the lower 80's this week before it rains again byb week's end. But it is early. It won't get actually "hot" until late afternoon and then for just a few hours. I think we might have a month left before summer shows up. The plants love a good drink of rain water. They probably are a little tired of tap water.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Mar 15, 2016 10:54 PM CST
My babies cannot go out yet. We are having a nice Spring but I know in a blink of an eye we can go from 70 to 30. It takes me days and some time weeks to bring them inside. I do not think I could run and bring them all in at once in one day.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
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sallyg
Mar 16, 2016 5:29 AM CST
I usually put pots out when the trees grow enough leaves to make shade to put them in. I settled on that as an intuitive rule. But we had some very warm days last week (for early March, 70s) with mild nights at least ten days out, and cloudy/rainy weather. I decided to put a couple things out - two Brug cuttings, pot of tropical milkweed cuttings, Aloe, Agave, Sanseveria. They are against the house for a little insurance. Oh and Epiphyllum hung under a limbed up Magnolia.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2016 6:12 AM CST
We could use some rain here ... it's been very dry and brush fires have been popping up around the state lately.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 16, 2016 6:43 AM CST
I think we got up to 88F yesterday. This coming Saturday and Sunday nights are supposed to be back in the mid-30's! That may be it for winter. I have a few hardy tropicals out, but need to begin moving 100's more out ASAP. The greenhouses are beginning to get really hot on warm, sunny days. I need to get the solar blankets off and the shade clothes on.
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