Re: [gardeners] Frost!!!

Terry King (
Wed, 19 Aug 1998 11:39:28 -0600

On Tue, 18 Aug 1998 22:41:43 -0400, Cheryl & Erich Schaefer wrote:

>I'm afraid one must knit it, Terry, but it would be prettier than the old,
>torn blankets I use. I don't have an afghan made with my own yarn, would
>you believe. Looks as though we'll all need extra blankets this winter, if
>the info folks have heard proves correct. I have several hundred iris in
>peat pots. I wonder if the basement or cold greenhouse would be better 
>overwintering them. Anyone?
>Cheryl Schaefer
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY

I overwintered those you sent me in my cold room that stays above freezing 
but below 45 all winter and they did great.  I've got them all, but one, in 
pots now, the one is in the ground.  I hope to get the rest in the ground in 
the next week or two so they have enough time to grow more roots for the 

In the greenhouse I would be concerned about them freezing in the pots 
then getting too hot on sunny winter days so they would go through too 
many artificial freeze/thaw cycles.