Houseplants forum: Moving house plants outside for the summer.

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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
May 31, 2017 8:44 PM CST
It is getting me down. I usually have them all outside by now. Work behind me, but it has been so cool lately. I have only about 20% outside for now. Current dew point is 45F. Tropical plants will not be happy. Gene
Name: Christine
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Christine
Jun 1, 2017 6:08 AM CST
It has been a yucky spring here in NY too, I had moved some of my tropicals out 2 weeks ago thinking it was safe, and dont you know we had a wicked storm last night and pea size hail, I havent gone out yet to see how my banana and elephant ears are. I hope were not in for a wet summer like we did a few years ago.

YEAH, I just checked all well's except one nana leave has a rip
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Jun 1, 2017 6:45 AM CST
41F this AM. But no more 40's in the forecast. I can start moving things out in earnest now I believe. Gene
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 1, 2017 7:55 AM CST
Is that normal for there, Gene? I lived in Z5 for decades, but at the edge of Z6 in central OH. What a difference half a zone can make!

Really hoping for a *normal* summer here, except maybe the temp. If it's a little cooler than normal, nobody will complain here! A few summers ago I had to excavate most of the "house plants" that were summering in the ground because of floods. And last summer I spent most of my time lugging my hose around when it didn't rain for 3 mos.
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Jun 1, 2017 9:42 AM CST
Not normal at all. But these days, is there anything normal with the weather? You're in AL and didn't have rain for 3 months That can't be normal either. I'm gonna work on getting succulents outside today, Tropical plants later. Gene
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 1, 2017 9:48 AM CST
Succulents should be okay now at your current temps Gene. On our side, I am a bit wary in May when we sometimes have some hail, but this year, there is none thankfully. Our June is starting rather cool compared to last year when at this date we were at the triple digit mark. Today our forecast is low to mid 80F's..much preferred!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 1, 2017 4:12 PM CST
Right on, Gene, it's anything but normal for there to be 3 months with no rain here. Usually it rains about every 3 days.

Sounds nice, Tarev!
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Hamwild
Jun 1, 2017 9:13 PM CST
It's been a swelter here! 95 degree temps in May! I've never sweated so much in my life. Rolling on the floor laughing We have had more rain as of late, 3 days in a row even, and it's been pretty cloudy here these last few days. Very odd weather for us.

I guess my houseplants enjoy it, @gasrocks, your Sans' bloom stalk gets bigger by the day. I'm trying to not watch it like watching water boil, but I want to take a picture of the first bloom!
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