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Overwintering without Protection

Posted by retiredprof 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 23, 10 at 10:51

Hope anybody can offer some suggestions here. I'm in southern DE, btw.

I just moved into a very small house with no basement, garage or shed. I do have a screened-in porch, but it's basically open to the elements. I have practically no space to overwinter anything in my house.

Is there a way to overwinter tender potted/container-grown plants (e.g. agapanthus) outside? Perhaps wrap or mulch them somehow and place them along a south-facing outside wall?


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RE: Overwintering without Protection

Put it on the porch to dry out and go dormant, then put it in a closet. It will wake up in spring when you set it out again and start watering it. I overwinter 4 huge pots of agapanthus in the cellar each year to save room in the greenhouse for the agaves! The leaves yellow and then brown by spring and I just chop them off to make room for new growth. They bloom really well with this treatment too.


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