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Old 10-28-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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Looks like a fairly good potential for our first frost/freeze overnight Saturday and again Sunday in the Raleigh area. So remember to check the usual things ... tender plants, water in hoses, etc.


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Old 10-28-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Any suggestions on how to cover (what to use) recently planted perennials? Namely an elephant ears plant and canna lily? I took a chance and planted them early last week with the warm weather. May have been a mistake .

Moderator, please do not move this post to gardening. I need specific info for the Raleigh area concerning the freeze/frost warnings. Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Good. First frost means I can finally plant my garlic bulbs!

You could cover your perennials with plastic to make an temporary greenhouse for them. Just make sure to hold the plastic down with rocks or bricks or something. I've done that before with good results.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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Boooooooo! It's cold!
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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Any suggestions on how to cover (what to use) recently planted perennials? Namely an elephant ears plant and canna lily? I took a chance and planted them early last week with the warm weather. May have been a mistake .
Old bed sheets are great for covering plants to protect from frost. For any especially delicate planting you can use stakes to support any coverings that you use.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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I guess it's time to get the irrigation system disconnected for the winter. I should have done that this past weekend.
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