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Best overwintering success stories

Posted by lizelle z6 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 16, 10 at 16:54

What plants have you had the most success with when it comes to overwintering them?
I have had an artillery fern for a few years. During the summer [url="http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/Creaghgal/CIMG0446-Copy.jpg"]it is in a planted in a water fountain.[/url] Then I snip a tiny bit off for the winter and [url="http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/Creaghgal/artillery fern/winterhome-Copy.jpg"] keep it on a windowsill[/url] until its time to [url="http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/Creaghgal/artillery fern/transplanted-Copy.jpg"]start the whole thing over again [/url]for the summer. I wish I knew more plants I could overwinter so easily.


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RE: Best overwintering success stories

Sorry, links don't seem to have worked.
Heres the first:

Here is a link that might be useful: Fern in full glory


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Second link...

Here is a link that might be useful: Fern in it's winter home


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Last link - promise.

Here is a link that might be useful: Transplant starting out for the summer


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RE: Best overwintering success stories

Your fern looks great, I don't think I've ever heard of one of those before. Does it stay on the porch all summer?

I have good luck with coleus. They sit in water most of the winter (and end up looking really really sad btw) until I pot them up around this time of year. As the sun gets stronger they perk up and by the time spring rolls around I've got enough rooted cuttings to fill an entire bed and give a couple away too.

My mother has been overwintering geraniums for years.


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