Scented Plant Questions
I am quite new to house plant. I have been owning a couple "common"(big box store bought) house plant for less than a year (this coming winter will be their first one in our house). And I always wanted some fragrant plants, after some research (been lurking in this forum for a long time) and following are on my wish list:
osmanthus fragrans fudingzhu
(not going to get them all at once - do not have that kind of budget and not that confident I can take care of all of them)
Problems are I live in New England, and I do not have green house, we keep our house temp pretty low - around 55 when nobody at home (weekday daytime), then around 64 at night. Can they survive in our house without green house? I am planning to take one day off and drive to Logee's to buy the plants. (about 1.5 hours from where I live), but before I do that. I want to see if they can endure the low temp. I do not want to bring them home just to freeze them to death. Or should I just forget about the idea of growing these plants in our house? which one in my list is relatively easier for a newbie like myself? Is there other fragrant plants that can endure the low temp? And finally is now a good time to get plants or should I wait till spring time. Would plants are healthier in spring time - If so I might be just wait. But wanted have some thing so that the winter does not look that dreadful.
Sorry for all the questions, any suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks in advance