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What Do You Bring In For Winter ?

Discussion in 'Indoor & Greenhouse Gardening' started by Nyboy, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Oct 6, 2017
    Nyboy

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    There was a time I would never bring plants inside for winter. If they could not survive winter I did not want them. Now I do bring in a few things, today I moved my citrus trees inside. In Nov I will move potted fig trees to unheated greenhouse. I will dig up dahlias when they die back. I did last year, not sure if beginner's luck but all came back when planted this spring. Not sure about geraniums, ones that lived never really grew this summer flowered very little. What do you over winter?
     
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    aftermidnight

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    Not much, stuck my Yacon tubs in the greenhouse to prolong their growing season, dug up my Acanthus "White Water" I lost a lot of stuff from the unusual winter we had last year and was kicking myself for planting this stunning plant in the wrong place. Low and behold after not appearing all spring and summer I saw a few shoots showing through the soil so into a pot and into my cool greenhouse for the winter. Not for one who doesn't like variegation tho, I love it.
    It was a small plant when I bought it so not big enough to put on a good show yet but at least it's alive.
    http://www.terranovanurseries.com/growers/acanthuswhitewater-p-239.html

    I just took cuttings of my "Henna" coleus to root on the kitchen windowsill, such a pretty coleus and it seems this variety is hard to find now. This is one that doesn't flower so looks good all season .
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    Right now the undersides of the leaves are a irredescent purple, love, love, love this coleus, this will be the third year I have kept this going.

    Annette
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2017
    digitS'

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    That's pretty ... and, pretty neat!

    Coleus with HUGE leaves on the porch won't make it in. Just some of DW's houseplants. Mostly, they are in the unheated greenhouse, right now.

    Ginger plants went in there a couple of weeks ago. One plant has already been harvested. So easy! Or, So economical! Well, except for the work tending it ... and moving the heavy pots around ...

    Steve
     
  4. Oct 7, 2017
    Larisa

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    I also took the cuttings of the coleus.
    I lost the names, but it's an openwork grade with thin branches. I planted it on the front edge of the curb.
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    And this is a very powerful koleus. It grows like a tall bush. Well tolerates the sun. Next season I plan to place several bushes in a mixed flower bed .

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    In the spring I bought a camellia to grow in a container. Now I brought home and see good buds. But I do not know yet, this species will bloom in autumn or spring.

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  5. Oct 7, 2017
    Nyboy

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    For years I had a potted camellia I brought home from a trip. All summer did well covered in buds, but every fall when I brought inside buds would ALWAYS fall off. After about 5 year I left outside by spring was dead.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2017
    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    I brought in some scotch bonnets and then just today kicked their asses right back outside after I noticed some mites (maybe?) Crawling all over their pots. I did the whole "oh shot! Oh shut! Gotta transplant and clean and... No! Not taking the chance of ruining everything in my tent. Back outside!!!"

    Guess I gotta seed some scotch bonnets now :/
     
  7. Oct 13, 2017
    Carol Dee

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    Brought in the new succulents I planted this summer. Will bring in Christmas cactus and some geranium. Then check pot to pot what I can toss and what I might try to winter over. 018.JPG
     
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    ducks4you

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    Already brought in my yellow tuberous begonia and a struggling Boston fern that had been living at our old office, which now live around the corner from the south facing windows and get indirect light. No windows in the new office. I plan to bring in 7 geraniums, a few white impatiens and several wax begonias and moss roses. I have several upstairs windows--we call them "suicide windows" bc the begin at floor level! :gig--and I am cleaning the windows up in anticipation of winter and the pots, etc. that I will put there. I will put the geraniums in DH's new home office, faces full north, and the geraniums do very well there. The others prefer some sun.
    If I get to it I might bring inside a volunteer tomato and put it in the south facing window area in the basement to see how it does.
    I also have a little bit of window space, south facing and west facing for some annuals (can't live through a frost). Annuals can do very well inside, as long as you remember to water them, and can live for years as houseplants OR next year's transplants. They have often continued to flower for me in the past.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    And that my dear @ducks4you is my biggest PROBLEM with wintering over. I forget to water. Oops :oops:
     
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    Beekissed

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    Normally I won't grow anything that needs to be brought in, but this year I bought a lemon grass that I'd like to see if I can keep going for a bit. If it doesn't do well inside, then I'll consider my usual tactic to be a good one and not do anymore inside plants for the winter.
     
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