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Old 11-05-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Cary NC
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Oh, I hate this time of year when we have a couple of nights of low temperatures but I know it won't last, so I want to protect as many of my flowers as possible so that I can enjoy them a while longer. I'll be moving, covering, babying this weekend...not ready to give them up yet!! Just this past Sunday I was at the beach wading in the warm ocean--now overnight freezing? UGH!
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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nah...I just let nature take it's course! It's November already. I think most of my plants have had a good season, although I will be sad to see my red hot chili peppers go!
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Agreed. We have been very fortunate it has been so warm this long. I'm ready for the transition and am prepared to let my summer plants go to that big garden in the sky!
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Gottagottagotta remove the backflow preventer from the irrigation works asap when I get home today! The veggies are done, boo hoo, but the white knockout roses are thriving!
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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We keep a lot of our plants in pots so tonight I'll be getting the hand truck and bringing them all in. I can't stand the in and out of it but I want my pineapple plants and banana/orange/lime trees so I do it. I have to move them into a room and block it from my dogs or my boy will lift his leg on them. Gross. I don't know if I will put sheets on the flowers or not. I think tomorrow it will be 30 and I don't think sheets will save anything.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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Gottagottagotta remove the backflow preventer from the irrigation works asap when I get home today! The veggies are done, boo hoo, but the white knockout roses are thriving!
Good advice. Wouldn't hurt to disconnect hoses from the bibs too.

Frank
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Knightdale
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Good advice. Wouldn't hurt to disconnect hoses from the bibs too.

Frank

Thanks for that reminder!! We were supposed to do that 2 days ago...
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Good advice. Wouldn't hurt to disconnect hoses from the bibs too.

Frank
YIKES! I would have saved my plants and not even thought of that. Yes, Thank you!
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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I have a Meyer lemon that I move into the garage once the temps get below freezing. I keep it just outside the garage during the day, and on nights with hard freezes, it's just a few steps to move it back in. The rest of the year it lives on my back deck.

I have over three dozen lemons on this tree; I don't want to lose any of them!
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: NC
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I have a Meyer lemon that I move into the garage once the temps get below freezing. I keep it just outside the garage during the day, and on nights with hard freezes, it's just a few steps to move it back in. The rest of the year it lives on my back deck.

I have over three dozen lemons on this tree; I don't want to lose any of them!
I'm SO glad you posted! I've been trying to think of the name of this type lemon tree for ages! I thought of getting one for a pot in the house. Have you ever had one inside? They are supposed to still produce lemons when in the house, do you think they really will? And, you keep yours out all winter and only bring in when the temp gets to freezing or below?

I've heard the scent is lovely, is that true?
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