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    not quite.....just not a darn thing between me and the Arctic Circle but a few hills if it makes yah feel any better it also gets over 100 here in July and August aswell.....its kinda nice, throws the Californians for a loop and they rarely last more than one year before heading for warmer areas....however makes it frustrating as hell trying to grow veggies and fruit....summers are generally to warm for cool growing stuff but the season to short and winters to cold for growing much in the way of warm weather stuff....also even for things hardy to here it generally kills half of them their first winter, i really dont have any weak growing plants in my yard cause if they do happen by some miracle to make it through their first winter they generally dont the second....
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    I went outside to see what I could do with the plants. I needed to water everything, but my hose is frozen solid. I'll try again later this afternoon when it has had a chance to get above freezing for a little while.

    I moved all small sars into my greenhouse. I took all the Wal-MArt bags that I had and covered up most of the others. I have about 9 left that are just going to have to tough it out. I know that the worst on sars is when their pots are frozen solid and the winds zap all the water from the plant. They die of dehydration and not the cold. So covering them up to retain moisture and keep the wind from them is the best I can do until we are past this cold snap. I had some that I needed to ship out today, but the pots are frozen all the way through! I'll have to wait on those.

    We have a water fountain in the yard and it froze! That surprised me, because it was left running. Normally running water doesn't freeze. I unplugged it so the pump wouldn't burn up.

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    I'm also worried about my 3 dogs. Last night I put a blanket out there for them and they cuddled up on it, but I think I need to bring them inside somehow. They are large and are not house broken.......

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    fast moving water generally doesnt freeze, but areas of slow moving water will......
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    I hear you guys. I am in central Texas (San Antonio) and our average lows in December are tyipcally still in the 40s. Well, got down to 27 last night, Thursday night we are dipping down to 19 and on Friday 17. The forecast so far shows we will be experiencing lows in the teens through Sunday. Just like Back2eight I am very close to where Sarracenia alata lives in the wild and will be using very large sheets/blankets to form a protective covering around my plants. It is rare for these temperatures to hang around.

    They are not in pots but minibogs so I know temperature flucutation will not be as drastic, but nevertheless I want to take the necessary precautions. For those in the south be sure to drip your faucets and wrap your external pipes!

    Phil

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    BaylorGuy, I used to live near there. Our weather is about the same. You guys get it about a day before we do here.

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    Yeah, I think we are in the same zone aren't we? I wish I had a greenhouse to move the plants to... it is hard moving a 30 gallon minibog full of peat and Sarracenia! Especially when I had to move it to the front of the house and into the garage.

    What area did you live in when you were here?

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    I lived in Schulenburg, it is a little town halfway between Houston and Austin. I've been to San Antonio many times.

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    Iknow exactly where Schulenberg is... basically half way between San Antonio and Houston. Very cool. if you know where Helotes is that is where I live. Basically Northwestern San Antonio right up against the hills.

    Well, here's to the survival and health of our plants lol I am sure they will be fine, but I always get a bit paranoid when it is unusually cold for this region.

    Phil

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