Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cold in South Florida part 2

Drastic times call for drastic measures!!!! National Weather Service is predicting a freeze for my area tonite (34°F to be exact with wind chills down to 27°F). Here are some of the steps crazy plant people do to save there prized specimens.

Garcinia intermedia with a couple of layers the pole helps keep the covers off the leaves works for small trees!

Garcinia livingstonei with a large nursery pot with a series of layers nice for a small bush.

Cyrtostachys renda with a garbage can and a series of layers works for a medium sized bush .

Orchids, aroids etc. in the garage it dropped down to 60°F last night in here. It is tolerable for these species.

Garcinia intermedia, Garcinia madrono, Glycosmis trifoliata and Artocarpus heterophyllus being spoiled inside the house, with the humans and cats, a balmy 70°F


Darla said...

All of that looks pretty familiar to my yard at the moment! North Florida is a tad bit colder!

Anonymous said...

Oh! This is horrible news! All this Indiana snow and cold weather up here has made me envy living in Florida! And to think Florida's not safe from cold either! That's so sad. I hope all you outside plants bear through it and don't even skip a beat!