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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Nov 27, 2017 5:58 PM CST
These are some of the plants I am keeping inside this year. Some I rooted from cuttings. Some I started from seeds. And some were given to me.
Think my hubby was wishing he had gotten my greenhouse fixed this year? Maybe not, but wait, I haven't started my new seeds started yet. I have decided not to do winter sewing again this year. But just see them under grow lights 😁
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 28, 2017 5:32 PM CST
Over wintering here are mostly Geraniums and Pelargoniums, mints, thunbergia, Dianthus, ivies, cannas.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 28, 2017 5:46 PM CST
I have not yet brought everything into the house but so far I have Piper sarmentosum, the Stokes Purple sweet potato which is happily growing slips at the wrong time of year, one Plumeria which does not seem to know it should go dormant, several Adenium. When it ever tops raining I'll heck the garden for the next batch that needs a bit of warmth.
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Nov 28, 2017 5:50 PM CST
I am experimentally overwintering Cordyline australis Red Star. This plant lived outside in a container during the growing season until a sudden freeze several weeks ago caused me to rescue it. I have no idea whether to expect success or failure indoors. I loved it as a vertical accent in the container.
Cabbage Tree (Cordyline australis 'Red Star')
Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 28, 2017 7:33 PM CST
I am overwintering a Hibiscus - two plants in the pot but only one is blooming (the other is Hibiscus Exotic Sunset) - and a Thai pepper that needs a trim.

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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Nov 28, 2017 8:59 PM CST
Hey Carol @csandt
I have overwintered red star twice now, on it's third time indoors for winter. I pull them ( I have two, but think the other is a slightly different cultivar) from the summer mixed planting pots and pot them in smaller pots. They may lose some leaves but I am pretty sure you will have a live plant for next spring no matter what.

Also keeping a zonal geranium with orange marked leaves, couple elephant ear types, lemon tree, queens tears, common Aloe, variegated american Agave, brugmansia, ..that's not all I have and my line is sort of arbitrary since I put everything out over summer.
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Nov 28, 2017 10:01 PM CST
Hi Sally, @sallyg,
Thanks for your hopeful outlook for Red Star.
I didn't repot them yet. They are still in their giant pots recovering (I hope) from the deep freeze. I rescued them the morning after the freeze.
Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Nov 29, 2017 7:53 AM CST
Wow, glad to hear I'm not alone in my plant madness. L also just realized I didn't list what I have.
2 - hibscus
1 - Mexican petunia
5 - bird of paradise - started from seed last spring
6 - cannas Lily's started from seed last winter
2 - brugs
1 - large scented gernium
2 avacado - started from seed last spring
1 - begonia started from seed last winter
2 - African violets
Others I don't know the name of. Oh well, happy gardening to all. Both indoors & out! I tip my hat to you.
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Nov 29, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Howdy Y'all I tip my hat to you.
Vege-head hear. 🀑
I have three young pole beans, around three foot tall, in one gallon pots. I moved them a couple weeks ago, against south side of house, under patio. I know south side of house offers frost protection, and hopping wall against south outside wall will give off some heat.
What y'all think πŸ•΅οΈπŸ•΅οΈπŸ•΅οΈ Humm ?
Oh... It does usually freeze hear.

Also, I haven't been able to find out, what the lowest temps are for long beans to survive.
Does anyone know ?
Thanks !!!
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Nov 29, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Sharon knows what they are, some are succulents, but I am glad she now uses the bay window upstairs as I only have to carry half as many down stairs. (She has very STEEP, and even after I fixed them as much as I could, downward slanted steps)
At the same time it is work for her to pot and re-pot them spring and fall so she does not save as many as she used, -- (she , this is not a put down, really is starting to show here age as far as endurance due to skeletal and heart reasons) -- to and I feel bad that she lets some of the big ones outside to die.
But not bad enough to do them my self as I really do not know how we used to put a lot more in the basement it is still near over full.

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