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Apr 5, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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Apr 5, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Name: Mark McDonough
Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
Region: Massachusetts Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Procrastinator Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Foliage Fan
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Greg, did they get caught outside on a frosty night?
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Apr 5, 2018 5:33 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Oh man, sorry about that! Often the plants will bounce back even from something like this. I'd try and keep them where it won't freeze (which hopefully your weather is on the way to NOT having anymore freezes this year! They will need bright shade while they repair, and then slowly put them in the sun once you see them bouncing back. These are pretty resilient plants, and often they look worse then they are! I tip my hat to you.
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Apr 5, 2018 5:44 PM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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Guess the eves of the house didnt offer enough shelter. Back to the garage.
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Apr 5, 2018 7:07 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Oh no. Did all of your new ones do this? Which cultivars froze? What were the temps?
Make sure the soil isn't wet. They have a better chance if the soil is dry. Group hug
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Apr 5, 2018 7:58 PM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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Utopian, Fire Dragon, Larissa and Blue Boy took it worse. Back into garage 18 degrees tomorrow night
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Apr 5, 2018 8:18 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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I know I've had problems with 'Fire Dragon', but never 'Blue Boy'.
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Apr 5, 2018 8:20 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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I lost my Blue Boy this winter. Everything else in the same place did very well. My Blue Boy is completely dead. Sad
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Apr 5, 2018 8:35 PM CST
Name: Mark McDonough
Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
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I've had 'Blue Boy" for approximately 10 years planted in a shallow flat sitting on the ground, never has shown any winter problems, it's swelling up and looking good right now, even though we've had a terrible rollercoaster winter and now spring-that's-still winter.
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I use #2 chicken grit to feed my hens & chicks :-)
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Apr 5, 2018 9:41 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Karen, your 'Blue Boy' may need a bit more protection from your harsh NM summer sun, and maybe a bit more water during dry time.
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Apr 5, 2018 9:46 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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I don't know, Lynn. It did just fine all summer in morning sun. I may have not watered quite enough during our unusually dry winter. When I first planted it, the birds took about half of my 3 plants. I replanted the remains, and thought they were doing great.
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Apr 6, 2018 7:41 AM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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10 days left until our last predicted frost date Hurray! . Next year I'm not dealing with ice storms, wind chill, snow that freezes, I'm getting greenhouses to cover plants. I figure to leave the doors open so humidity is not a problem, close when bad weather comes in. I'm going with several with several 4-foot models.
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Apr 6, 2018 8:50 AM CST
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Wow, those are interesting Greg. Will they have a tendency to blow over in high winds?
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Apr 6, 2018 9:05 AM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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My troughs are arranged on several benches, I believe if I tied off to the benches the weight of bench and troughs will keep them secure.
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Apr 6, 2018 9:32 AM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Wind will probably be the worst problem, Greg. Make sure they are tied down well. If you want lots of good ideas, come join our Hobby Greenhouse Growers Assn.
https://www.hgga.org/
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Apr 6, 2018 9:48 AM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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Thanks, Karen, account waiting for confirmation
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Apr 6, 2018 10:22 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Great idea Karen.
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Apr 6, 2018 3:30 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Great, Greg. It looks like you're a member now. I see Tim there too! It's a pretty new group but growing well. It's owned and run by Moonshadows from this site.
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Apr 13, 2018 9:08 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Forecast freezing rain tonight, the semps have taken some hits from the ice this winter, going to try putting some plastic trash bags over the semps to see if they can get some protection for the next few days.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Apr 13, 2018 9:54 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Oh no. Rj good idea about using some kind of cover. Keep us posted.
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