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Oct 25, 2015 11:03 AM CST
I live in the Pacific Northwest and it is very rainy here. I find that the problem here is that the fuchsias drown from too much water. I grow mine in large clay containers because I have dogs and they would get trampled. My method: before frost I move them in a cluster on the cement patio, cut back, mulch with leaves. I then cover them with a "planket" this keeps the frost off and does let enough water in. I've used this method for 3-4 years now and it seems to work. It is much more successful that other methods I've tried i.e. trenching, crawlspace, deck, burying with leaves.
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Oct 25, 2015 1:26 PM CST
Hi Maryann

Yes there are many ways to over winter them. The article was just a generalisation. They are in fact a lot tougher than people think. Mine are just kept in a Block in carport with no heat at all. As long as it works, that's all that matters. By the way I'm bringing out a new release next year called "My Mary-Ann". After one of my Grand daughters.


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Oct 25, 2015 4:53 PM CST
I like your "MaryAnn" I'm sure we all figure out what the best method for us is. I tried this after having them rot and then got tired of moving them from the yard into a protected area. Just wanted to post my idea, but I have used yours in the past. Group hug

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