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Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Mar 8, 2019 8:25 PM CST
For some of us, Spring is right around the corner (I never know in Georgia Glare ).

Who of you are getting geared up to start moving folks back outside? Do you move them all outside at once or in waves?

I'm starting the great migration tomorrow, as I'm moving a 'Spider Plant' and a Hoya out on the patio. By the end of next week, I'm hoping to have all of my houseplants back outside. It looks like we're going to have some lows in the mid 40s, but no foreseeable freezes for the rest of the month. We're already getting day temps in the 70s, so I think everyone will appreciate the fresh air and warmth. I have a number of plants to repot this Spring.

Are any of you guys looking at work first thing this Spring with repotting?

I had quite a few losses his Winter for reasons I'm not sure of. I even had a plant light! Glare Any of you lose plants? Do you plan to replace your loses?

I also got a few new friends this Winter. Anyone else not able to resist the urge to make new friends? *Blush*
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Mar 8, 2019 11:41 PM CST
You are way ahead of me. I wait until trees leaf out so I can set plants under them, so that is mid to late April. Avoids sunburn and adds a little late frost protection. It's been really old this week, hard to think I could be 5 or 6 weeks from moving plants.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Mar 8, 2019 11:42 PM CST
Boy. Gonna be another month or two before I can move anything back outside here. Sigh.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Mar 8, 2019 11:46 PM CST
With a warm day coming on Sunday, I might toss my dormant lantana pots outside and let them have at it. Even my stupid lemon that dropped a lot of leaves. Passive aggressive on that one, kind of wish it would die.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Mar 8, 2019 11:48 PM CST
That is easy, put it outside before you should.
Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Birds
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Hamwild
Mar 9, 2019 7:35 AM CST
We have some trees that don't lose their leaves in the winter and they line most of our back fence (well, behind the fence in the woods) and large pine trees in our yard.

I guess I am fortunate in that aspect, so I don't have to wait for the trees to leaf out before putting the houseplants outside. I do have to be a little more taking baby steps with the cacti though, as they've went without water since about November and they've been in the dark garage since then. It is better for me to put them out earlier so the sun isn't quite as strong yet.

When you two are able to start moving folks out, I'd like to see pictures. *Blush*

Sally, you sound like me with a couple of my houseplants that did end up bitting the dust, lol.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Mar 9, 2019 9:06 PM CST
I don't really have anything to migrate other than some sansevieria to put back out on the porch. Nothing died back here this winter (yet) and it looks like maybe nothing will, which means I have to cut back everything in the yard that has already bloomed (gingers, bananas, etc). That's totally ok though
Happy to consider trading plants, but ONLY with other people who also live in FLORIDA due to Federal Agriculture Laws
Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Birds
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Hamwild
Apr 13, 2019 10:53 AM CST
Just bumping my post. Everyone had to come back inside the last couple weeks of March, but they're all back outside now (much to my relief, Mother Nature has been watering them for me).
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Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Apr 13, 2019 11:04 AM CST
@gasrocks, are your plants outside yet? Big Grin
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Apr 13, 2019 11:22 AM CST
A joke question? Outside the ground is white.
Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Apr 13, 2019 1:00 PM CST
Shrug! I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods. I'd say I'd trade you, but I don't like snow. Whistling
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Apr 13, 2019 1:16 PM CST
Very depressing weather here.
Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Birds
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Hamwild
Apr 13, 2019 1:20 PM CST
Sad I hope the sun and warmth is right around the corner in that case. Group hug
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Apr 13, 2019 1:24 PM CST
Thanks. But I would not bet on it too soon.
Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Birds
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Hamwild
Apr 13, 2019 1:26 PM CST
Sad
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Apr 13, 2019 1:35 PM CST
Deciding when to take the plants outside is always a big, taxing decision here. I know the average last frost date but each year has been different lately. If I do take them out to soon, it is a lot of work to cover them when the forecast suddenly changes. Better to take them out a bit late. Some time in mid May is a good bet right now.
Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Birds
Critters Allowed Hummingbirder Butterflies Bee Lover
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Hamwild
Apr 13, 2019 3:19 PM CST
I understand that. Our last frost date is April 1st and it ended up this year being more like April 6th or something like that. I made that mistake myself and had to bring everyone back in for another couple weeks. But, I don't have a fraction of the amount of houseplants you have.
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Apr 13, 2019 3:54 PM CST
In a way this spring will be different. The lights that I am running inside do a great job and cost way less so there is less hurry to get things outside.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Apr 13, 2019 5:18 PM CST
It's the homestretch, Gene!
we have a mild start to April so I kicked a number of things to sheltered places outside. Even if they might risk some leaf damage but not long enough deep enough cold for root damage. I work full time and just can't completely micromanage these things.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Apr 14, 2019 6:10 AM CST
(It's the homestretch, Gene! )
Gosh, sorry, I wrote that before I read about another 25 inches of snow in the Dakotas..
I worked with a guy once who grew up in Wisconsin, and told us how when spring arrived it was a very very happy time. He wasn't even a gardener.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)

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