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Old 14-11-2005, 04:37 PM
 
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I would like to winterize two jasmine plants and two rosemary plants
indoor.

I had put a jasmine in a south facing window in the last winter. It
rebounded quite well after the winter despite the fact that It didn't
do so well during the winter. But I am running out of south facing
window for the second jasmine plant. I am looking for a different way
to winterize it. Can I simply put it in a dark unheated basement and
let it go dormant? What should I do to prepare it to go dormant? What
need to be done during the winter? And how to re-commission it after
the winter?

I have the exact same question in winterizing two rosemary. I will put
one in a south facing window near a baseboard heater just like what I
will do for one of the jasmine. And I intend to put the second
rosemary plant in the dark unheated basement. How exactly should I do
this?

Thanks.

Jay Chan


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Old 15-11-2005, 12:57 AM
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I find it somewhat amusing that people disparage our mild winters,
saying that we have no seasons. Then they try to grow plants
(e.g., rosemary) that grow best in our climate and are totally
unsuited for areas that get snow in the winter.

My rosemary is a bush taller than I am. The trunk is about 3-4
inches in diameter with several branches more than an inch. It has
been growing in the ground near where my driveway meets the
sidewalk for more than 25 years. Right now, there are some blue
flowers.
And yes, we do get fall color. Right now, in my neighborhood there
are trees, shrubs, and vines not only with the basic yellow (both
mustard and lemon), orange, and red but also gold, fire, pink,
rust, maroon, and burgundy. We get this without having to endure
snow, sleet, and ice. Thus, some of our color also comes from the
plants that are still flowering. My roses will continue to bloom
until I prune them in January.

Today, the temperature at 1:00pm was 86F with 24% relative
humidity.

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Old 15-11-2005, 01:24 AM
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It is possible. Pineapple sage, I am guessing, is about as hardy as
rosemary (Zone 8 is the limit). Neither will grow in an unheated room,
so once stripped of greenery it should go dormant.
A third option is to plant outside in the ground and give it the fig
treatment ( bury it under a mound of leaves). In this case, too,
stripping the greenery is preferrable.



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Old 15-11-2005, 07:16 PM
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for the rosemary, you have two ways.

1) alternate the plants on the window, every 15 days. They will emerge
from the winter weakened
but alive.

2) cut down the basement rosemary to the branches (freeze the trimmings
you get for use thru the winter). It should go dormant for the
duration.


I will use the "alternate" approach to rotate the rosemary plants.
They are in small containers; therefore, I don't mind moving them
around.

I will use the "trim greeny and go dormant" approach for the jasmine.
The jasmine plant has grown to quite a handful that I don't really want
to move it around.

Thanks for the great info. I appreciate that.

also, you can leave the rosemary outside longer than the other
houseplants, and likewise put it outside earlier than the other plants.
My rosemary is still outside, and usually goes outside in April. A
light frost is fine.


Thanks. This means I will be able to put the rosemary outside early in
the spring.

Jay Chan

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probably not. Chop them to the ground and take them inside, if the pot
did not freeze they will make it. though probably the pot froze as
well, given the high winds.

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I just watched a gardening show "Gardening by the Yards". The show
host said that Rosemary is a bit hard to winterize because it needs
more attention. What he suggested are the following:
(1) Place it in west facing window in a cool location.
(2) Moist it a couple times a day (this is the hard part).

Seem like I am better off finish eating it instead of trying to
winterizing it.

Oh well...

Jay Chan



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I just watched a gardening show "Gardening by the Yards". The show
host said that Rosemary is a bit hard to winterize because it needs
more attention. What he suggested are the following:
(1) Place it in west facing window in a cool location.
(2) Moist it a couple times a day (this is the hard part).


I meant to say:
(2) _Mist_ it a couple times a day.

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