Re: [gardeners] Re: Bonnie Plants

Allen and Judy Merten (
Mon, 17 Jan 2000 07:08:22 -0600

    I had an extensive cactus and succulent collection back in 1983. The
winter of '83, during the week of Christmas, temps. dropped down to single
digits at night, stayed below 20 during the day. We lost power. I lost 200
odd cactus and succulents freeze and die.
    I hope you have better luck this winter.
Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.

penny x stamm wrote:

> Allen, the cuttings which I have been growing under lights have
> grown so amazingly that I am being pushed out of the room --
> did you ever see the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles"...???
> I have 4 varieties of coleus with such striking markings that I could
> not bear to take a chance on finding them all over again, next spring.
> I also have my specialty, the hoya carnosa  "Shooting Star" plants.
> There are  3 cuttings of something someone brought in to our meeting
> in December from which I took snips, which have reached 14 inches
> in height. And there must be 2 dozen beautiful bright red begonias --
> now obviously, I don't need to nuture them all winter, for they are easy
> to find each spring, but who could resist when they were sitting there
> waiting for me under the mother plants, no bigger than a half inch high
> and already blooming..?  And of course they bring a fabulous garden
> look to the whole room..  .Oh yes, and there are 2 adorable cuttings
> of my ornamental sweet potato with its long, pointed oxblood leaves..
> As Jimmie suggested, we simply have to get some more lights!
> I worry least our current extremely high winds blow down our power
> lines. We could always escape to another location to keep warm,
> but how could I bring along over a hundred plants...?
> Penny, NY
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