Re: [gardeners] still no frost!

Janni (
Wed, 06 Nov 2002 09:31:49 -0600

Bah! We have not only had our first frost but many days of hard freeze. 
Needless to say my garden looks terrible. BUT for some reason there are 
tomato plants that are still thriving. Go figure. I have a question about 
my daughter's hibiscus 'tree'. It was in the rain for a few days, then 
before the first frost we brought it in here. It has a few buds and will 
bloom, but most the leaves are turning yellow. Not overwatering or 
underwatering, so what gives?


At 09:24 PM 11/2/02 -0800, you wrote:
>  Still no frost! Our normal official first frost date is Oct 15.
>Extended forcast show no fear of frost for at least the next 10 days.
>  All the tropicals are in for the winter. The house is officially
>trashed. Working inside today and tomorrow to try to make some sense of
>it. Gave away a number of nice large ferns and a majesty palm and a few
>nice cordylines. Just didn't have any more room and hated to see them
>  The pond is netted, the backyard seems empty now.
>  Next week I'll be able to move the rest of the pots. Waiting to rake
>the leaves and start mulching them in a trash can. Hope to get around
>to buying the small chipper next year.
>DOes anyone know if Cordyline (Hawaiian Ti) is root hardy in norther
>zone 8? We have plenty of elephhant ears and hardy ginger coming back
>every year.
>Good Gardening
>Matt in Norfolk, Va.    USDA zone 8
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