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Old 01-03-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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If you have cold sensitive plants, tonight is the night to make sure they are covered or if you can, bring them inside. That means orchids, tomato plants, peppers, bananas, papaya etc. If small enough, cover with a tarp or frost cloth. Luckily for us it is a short lived cold spell, so it shouldn't do too much damage, but it is epected to get below 32 tonight so be warned.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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I already put my potted plants in the garage. I am covering mostly everything else. I want to cover my palms. I lost them 2 years in a row and had to replant. I am not sure the new ones will make it. I read that you should water them really good before a frost.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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If you have cold sensitive plants, tonight is the night to make sure they are covered or if you can, bring them inside. That means orchids, tomato plants, peppers, bananas, papaya etc. If small enough, cover with a tarp or frost cloth. Luckily for us it is a short lived cold spell, so it shouldn't do too much damage, but it is epected to get below 32 tonight so be warned.

Oh Wow! They said it may get down to 24 tonight!
That will make Big Jim and the twins find a warm place to hide!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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I'm ready, all potted plants will go on the lanai and be covered, other things will get covered where they are. They are just way too pretty to let them die!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Plants aren't the only thing needing protective covering tonight. If you have a backflow preventer sticking up by your water meter in your yard, it's recommended to cover it with something to insulate the exposed pipes so they don't freeze.

I've covered my hibiscus and am keeping my fingers crossed that they don't drop all of the flower buds they are covered with at the moment.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Ormond Beach Fl
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Oh Wow! They said it may get down to 24 tonight!
That will make Big Jim and the twins find a warm place to hide!
That made me laugh out loud!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Oh it figures. I'm coming down next week to escape our 7 degrees temps like this morning, and NOW you're having a cold spell!!??
Better be over before next Thursday!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Oh it figures. I'm coming down next week to escape our 7 degrees temps like this morning, and NOW you're having a cold spell!!??
Better be over before next Thursday!!
It will be over by Thursday (two days from now). Mid 70s by the weekend, but who knows what next week may bring
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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No cold!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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Ahhhh a cold night or two will only make us appreciate our warmth even more when it returns!!
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