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    I have a few Sarracenia and Drosera that are hardy in my zone. I must admit I am chomping at the bit to get them outside and in the ground. I am also out of window space and forgot I ordered plants last fall that will be coming in the very near future. Has anyone in the upper midwest begun to relocate any of their plants outside to their permanent locations yet?

    This week has been unseasonably warm. Day temps in the 60's. I realize this will not hold as these are the average temps for early June. Yet on the other hand, I'd like my plants to get the full range of light provided by the sun. And, well... I need to reclaim some space it at all possible real fast.

    When is a good time to begin transplanting outside for people from Wisconsin? I am actually in Illinois but am only a mile from the border so my area is most comparable to Wisconsin.

    One last thing, some of the plants I have were originally grown in greenhouses and some may have been grown outside. I can't differentiate between the two but all have been in my home in front of windows with supplemental lighting.

    Thanks much, Laura

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    Here in Zone 6 CT, I have almost all the leaf cover off the Sarrs that spent the winter outside. I'll put my pot of new S. flava 'Coppertop' x self seedlings out in a couple weeks, but will bring it in for any frosty nights. Put plants in a shaded spot for the first week (mine go up against the north side of the house) and rainy days are the best for the first venture outside.
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    see aaahh thread
    i have them in the greenhouse right now, cant move them out till the summer 6" of snow and more coming, anyway I will make a bog/pond this summer
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    Thank you hereorthere! That gives me a great guideline for the seedlings I have as I am in Zone 5. How are you handling mature plants? Are you beginning to transplant those out into bogs or are you setting pots outside already?

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    The mature plants are all in pots buried in the ground. I might move them to their water trays later this week. Because they've been out, they don't need any transition time before going to their summer homes. But I'll move the pots for any hard frosts. Not back into the ground, but either up against the house or into the garage.
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    Sadly, my plants are STILL not outdoors..
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    the days have been warm enough, in the 50's and even 65 a week ago, but the nights are still at freezing or below..
    we have a low of 28 forecast for a few days from now..
    had a very heavy frost 2 days ago..

    I have too many plants to move them all outside in the morning then back inside every night, its not worth it..
    so indoors they yet remain.
    been out of the fridge 2 months now..
    looks like at least another week before they can go outside..

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    Im gettin antsy myself! Mine have been outside all year round but I would like to buy some new ones. Im thinkin next month (because of my money situation) Ill start buying. If its still a bit chilly which it better not be Ill just have to take them in on cold nights. You might want to start doing that maybe? Just putting them outside durring the day and let them adjust to the outdoor weather. Its been so long that Ive had plants indoors that belong out doors though that I just cant remember the propper ways to go about doin it.
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    I just put my VFT's, a Sarr., a cobra lily, and a few Utrics outside this past week. I would check out the forecast for the week, though. Colorado is being hit with a snow storm.. The Sarracenias should be alright even if it freezes, briefly. Are the sundews rotundifolia and intermedia? They can take the cold as well.

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