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    question about weather

    I need to know if an adeala, and (I knew the name of it, but i forgot again, but it's a more common one) a sarr cane do well outside in a mini-bog. (the mini bog will have to be in a large pot, because the people who come to spray the lawn with pesticide and stuff, do it without telling.
    Thanx guys. any help is greatly appreciated. This is a very stressful time for me because I might be giving up the terrarium here.
    Thanx again,
    Chomp

    ---------- Post added at 05:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:10 PM ----------

    Sorry, I forgot to add if that the real question is, will they be ok like this in the northeastern United States?

    ---------- Post added 09-05-2009 at 07:44 AM ---------- Previous post was 09-04-2009 at 05:19 PM ----------

    Another thing that I forgot to say. the mini bog will be at the west side of a house. (the sun sets in the west, right?Well, it's on the side that the sun sets)
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    Not the Adelae, that should be grown inside in bright, indirect Sun. It's tropical, it'll die outside in the cold. The Sarr is fine outside but needs to go to a cool place for the winter that stays just above freezing. I place my Sarrs and flytraps in the fridge in mid-late October. My Adelaes and other dews are in a west Window.
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    D. adelae won't survive outside in your area. Sarracenia of all sorts should be pretty happy (besides maybe S. minor and the really southern ones.) Try to give it a (really) big pot or mulch around it during dormancy so that it doesn't freeze too hard.
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    Yes; Sarrs can freeze. I can't speak for S. minor, since I don't grow them, but my other Sarrs (and their pots) freeze solid every winter and stay frozen for months. Burying their pots and piling a thick layer of oak leaves over them protects them from our coldest temperatures (~-10F), reduces the freeze-thaw cycles and reduces drying.
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    I didn't mean to make it sound as though you can't let Sarrs freeze. It's just better if you use a big container or mulch to prevent the temperature from fluctuating too quickly; they like it a lot better if they freeze slowly and stay frozen all winter than if they freeze and thaw daily.
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    Joe - I was responding to the post ahead of yours, which took the more extreme position that many people believe. A lot depends on the climate where someone is and that's why I mentioned how cold my "system" has proven to work for. You hit the nail on the head about repeated freezing-thawing, which probably cause much of the winter damage for most plants.
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