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tomenzinna
Oct 31, 2017 3:48 AM CST
Daisy, Thank you for your response to my question; " How to overwinter a wisteria tree". As previously stated, I have 2 unheated sheds about 20',- 30' from the house. I will put the tree in the one closest to the house. My only concern is in "the watering". I am disabled and don't have 100% use of my legs. But I also have 2 fine grandchildren, (both teenagers), who I am sure will go out there for me. My question is; Do I use hot, warm, or cold water ? Also, I intend to wrap the pot in fiberglass roll insulation. Do I water through the insulation on top directly on to the cudex ? Any advice from you would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you in advance for your response !--- Gentle Giant, ( aka. Tom )



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DaisyI
Oct 31, 2017 10:18 AM CST
Hi Tom,

I wouldn't worry about insulation if the pot is going into a shed. Even an uninsulated shed will add a lot of protection. The important part is to keep the plant watered through the winter. A well hydrated plant can withstand the cold better - cold is very dehysrating. Cold water straight out of the tap is fine. If you are concerned about the cold inside the shed, a light source will keep things amazingly warm - just make sure the lightbulb is one of the new Halogen bulbs, not an LED or CFL, or use a chicken brooder light (porcelain base only). If there's no power, a kerosene lamp sitting at the base of the pot works great.
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porkpal
Oct 31, 2017 7:33 PM CST
I think wisteria handles freezing weather quite well. We had it growing up the side of or house in Massachusetts and winter did not bother it.
Porkpal
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 31, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Porkpal, here is where we started:

The thread "How to Over winter a wisteria tree." in Ask a Question forum

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Oct 31, 2017 8:11 PM CST
Okay, thanks.
Porkpal
Ripley, New York, Chatutauqua
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tomenzinna
Nov 1, 2017 5:11 AM CST
tomenzinna said: Daisy, Thank you for your response to my question; " How to overwinter a wisteria tree". As previously stated, I have 2 unheated sheds about 20',- 30' from the house. I will put the tree in the one closest to the house. My only concern is in "the watering". I am disabled and don't have 100% use of my legs. But I also have 2 fine grandchildren, (both teenagers), who I am sure will go out there for me. My question is; Do I use hot, warm, or cold water ? Also, I intend to wrap the pot in fiberglass roll insulation. Do I water through the insulation on top directly on to the cudex ? Any advice from you would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you in advance for your response !--- Gentle Giant, ( aka. Tom )




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