final trim before storage

printmaster1November 8, 2013

I hate this time of year. Wednesday temps dipped down to 38 degrees and its predicted to be 32 next week. I have been trimming leaves for two weeks in preparation of moving plumies inside for the winter. Yesterday was the final trim and spry down with Bayer3-n-1. They'll get one more spray today and then begin moving inside Saturday.

Lonnie

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Found a seed pod on Duke!

Lonnie

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 8:02AM
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More leaf less sticks.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 8:04AM
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Last pic.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 8:05AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Hey Lonnie. Yours look like mine, LOL. It is a sad time of year for sure. thank goodness we have the holidays coming up to hopefully bring some cheer.
Do you keep yours in the house?

I am prepping a new huge garden and orchard this winter so I am kind of glad I dont have to mess with my tropicals for awhile.

Seems like there is always something to do.

Mike

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 9:11AM
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the_first_kms2(8/9)

Yup, It will be nice to be able to turn away from the plants for a bit...although I missed most of my blooms this season. I still have a few more weeks until there is a high potential for frost.

Congrats on the Duke Seeds. That might produce some unique seedlings.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 9:55AM
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printmaster1

Mike,

They are kept in a spare bedroom. I place plastic on the floor to catch any dirt and leaf stems.
It will be nice not to water for a while.

Lonnie

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 10:09AM
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jandey1(TX8)

Yikes, mid-30's coming next week for us! Time to move everybody inside.

Lonnie, you're going to have some great blooms in the New Year. How is it you guys all have so many late inflos? I have none, and I know most of my plants are the same age as yours.

Has anyone found that garage-kept plumies get the same pest issues as house-kept?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 9:05AM
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honeybunny2(Z9TX)

Jen, isn't this kinda early in the year to be this cold? On Tuesday it said we are going to be 34 degrees here in San Antonio, Rockport is going down to 46. Yesterday it was in the 70's. Barbra

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 11:46AM
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the_first_kms2(8/9)

Barbra, I don't think it will break below 40 for us.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 5:29PM
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honeybunny2(Z9TX)

K, I hope your right. I still need to bring in alot of plants, I am so sore from digging and moving plants this weekend, I can hardly move. Barbra

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 6:35PM
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jandey1(TX8)

This is very early for an Arctic front. Mine are usually fine outside until Thanksgiving.

I'm experimenting with leaving one big (7 or 8-year-old) seedling outside with just a frost cloth on it. It's in the ground and I want to see what it will tolerate for cold.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 8:29AM
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printmaster1

Jen,
Not sure how we got so many late inflo's this year. The only thing I did different this year was to take them all off the concert and onto the ground. I had roots through the pots on almost everyone. I plan to plunge most next year!!!
I've never stored in the garage. To afraid of losing them this far north. I do plan to store a well established seedling in a storage building attached to the house.

Lonnie

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 12:35PM
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beachplant(9b)

Poor babies! I am so glad I don`t have to do that every year. It has been unseasonably cold here, 25 degrees below normal! The plummies didn`t seem as bothered as I did, Penang peach is blooming like a fiend and every single one has new leaves growing.
Supposed to be in the 80`s this weekend, another front next week.
Hope it`s not bad winter this year. I really do not feel like covering or moving things.
Tally Ho!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:16PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

I feel for you Barbra!!!

Be careful,brining all of those trees.

You to Jen... It is a lot of work. Sheesh!!!

All of mine al inside too and trimmed. I left a few, but most have had then" cut"

It's time to make sure they are all in place for the winter tho...

You guys take good care and please be careful hauling them all in..

Good luck !!

Laura

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 10:54PM
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