Florida Gardening forum: A look inside my GH

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Dec 26, 2011 11:52 AM CST
This is what my jungle looks like. The cover is falling apart so we added tarps to both ends. I only pull them closed when the temps get down to the 40s and lower. So far it has helped. Hurray!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 26, 2011 12:23 PM CST
Nice!
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Dec 26, 2011 1:13 PM CST
Thanks! Some of the larger plants are already in need of stakes and "hair cuts" Rolling on the floor laughing which they got before moving into their winter home Shrug!
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Dec 30, 2011 5:24 PM CST
We took mine down for repairs from the last storm and haven't gotten it back up as yet. Hope to get to it this weekend but I want to take care of some surface rust at the joints and rust proof and repaint it before getting it back up.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 30, 2011 8:19 PM CST
Looks good Ginger!

Jan, you better get to that PDQ! Cold, no, make that CCCCCC COLD weather is coming Monday night according to the weather guessers.
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Dec 30, 2011 9:49 PM CST
I hear that, Fortunately I have been fazing out of tender tropicals and adding more native plants that can better tolerate the climate changes here. Plus we don't get the prolonged freezed that you do in your zone so I probably won't even need the tent this year and will probably move it to the driveway eventually for a covered carport since my single garage is mostly storage.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 31, 2011 6:24 AM CST
I know where you're coming from Jan. I got tired of worrying, fretting & trying to protect tender plants when we lived down south. That's why I did away with them. And I vow not to get any here either. I don't even want to have to take a hanging basket in the house for cold nights.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
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Budgielover
Dec 31, 2011 2:37 PM CST
I will still have a few favorite tenders to bring in but at least not hundreds. LOL My son is out there sanding and priming all of the joint and then we have to replace the tree damaged poles. If we don't get it back up for awhile it's OK. I just done want it rusting away.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 31, 2011 3:00 PM CST
Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Dec 31, 2011 4:15 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:I know where you're coming from Jan. I got tired of worrying, fretting & trying to protect tender plants when we lived down south. That's why I did away with them. And I vow not to get any here either. I don't even want to have to take a hanging basket in the house for cold nights.


Good luck with that Shrug!
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 31, 2011 7:06 PM CST
That's my story & I'm stickin' to it. Whistling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Jan 11, 2012 4:18 PM CST
When I closed up this afternoon some things were looking VERY sad Crying Guess we need to figure how to re-work the cover somehow come spring/summer. Not sure if stuff is just "shocked" or dead. Reckon time will tell. Hurt my heart to pick up about a dozen buds from the Golden Chalice that had dropped, but on the bright side I did get 3 blooms and 2 more are looking like they might do their thing....maybe if I'm lucky Shrug!
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
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Budgielover
Jan 12, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Have you have a hard freeze up there yet?
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Jan 13, 2012 3:47 PM CST
Yup...which is why the GH is so sad...cover needs replacing so the heaters don't keep up. Crying Sad
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 13, 2012 9:07 PM CST
And plenty of winter yet to come. Thumbs down Crying
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Jeremy Lucas
Jacksonville, FL
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JaxFlaGardener
Feb 16, 2012 2:54 PM CST
The plants I need to overwinter in the greenhouse I built (from old sliding glass door panels framed in with 2x4s and replacement of corrugated tin with corrugated fiberglass roofing on an unused carport) have dwindled down to mostly just my orchids. I got really tired a few years ago of lugging plants back and forth for the seasons, but the orchids put on a show that makes the effort worthwhile.

Jeremy
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 17, 2012 4:40 AM CST
Very nice photo Jeremy!

It's great to see you over here at ATP. You need at least 1 microbadge ~~~~ I'm sending you acorns to get one.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Feb 17, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Hey Jeremy,
Glad to see you here.
Jan...
Name: Jeremy Lucas
Jacksonville, FL
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JaxFlaGardener
Mar 22, 2012 3:41 PM CST
Thanks, all! I migrated away somewhat from "the other" site, but find I don't have much time lately to post anywhere! LOL

Jeremy
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Mar 22, 2012 5:08 PM CST
You know you're always welcome Jeremy!

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