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    Plants and Avitar look great! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    I especialy like onion. His color is wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JB_OrchidGuy @ Feb. 26 2006,7:28)]Plants and Avitar look great! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    I especialy like onion. His color is wonderful.
    Onion's "wonderful color" is the sunburn! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    yes, its a nice bronze color..but new leaves wont have that color, because they wont burn..as long as all those VFT's stay out in full direct sunlight.

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    Carito,

    I notice from your profile you are in LA, what do you consider "really cold"??
    if its above 35 degrees F, keep them outside! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    you will have to consider dormancy later this year, but you dont have to worry about that right now..
    how cold does it get in LA during the winter?
    do temps drop to the 40's or 50's at night in the winter?
    if so, you can probably just keep your plants outdoors every day of the year..

    Scot

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    Quote[/b] (scottychaos @ Feb. 27 2006,9:37)]Carito,

    I notice from your profile you are in LA, what do you consider "really cold"??
    if its above 35 degrees F, keep them outside! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    you will have to consider dormancy later this year, but you dont have to worry about that right now..
    how cold does it get in LA during the winter?
    do temps drop to the 40's or 50's at night in the winter?
    if so, you can probably just keep your plants outdoors every day of the year..

    Scot
    Yes indeed, Onion's wonderful rosy colour is due to a massive 3rd degree sunburn!!!

    hoohoohoho!

    I no longer live in LA- I use to go to school there (former Bruin) but now I'm at home in Cerritos, about 40 minutes away, BUT, I still live in the "LA Basin" and the weather here is typical of LA weather, if not, virtually the same. (Perhaps 1 degree warmer on average)

    Regarding cold, weather, it's always hot here, but the very first 6-7 days I had my Venus Fly Traps, the LA Basin suffered a streak of bizarre cold nights, dipping to low 40's.

    Because my store-purchased VFTs did NOT enter dormancy, I was worried that one of those cold nights that it had been outside, it entered dormancy, which was only odd because during the day it was hit by a spell of blazing, furious sunlight.

    But it turns out most were just sunburnt (which I learned to be a good thing).

    The weather now (my zip code is 90703) according to weather.com is low 60's during the day at the very coldest, to a low 70's at the hottest, but I can be wearing SHORTS and a wifebeater outside when weather.com states "61 degrees", so I have no idea if that's inaccurate [which would hardly be the case], or I have a nice lipid bilayer of insulation which prevents me from feeling cold.

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Yes, starting from last night, I kept my plants outside in the cold, I am de-wussifying them!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ] but I can be wearing SHORTS and a wifebeater outside when weather.com states "61 degrees",
    "wifebeater"?
    huh??
    what in the world is that?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
    thats a new one for me!

    40's is fine, you dont need to bring them indoors..
    and it takes more than one or two nights for any plant to enter dormancy..

    dormancy is a long, slow, drawn-out process.
    it actually begins in July/August as photoperiod and temps slowly decrease through all of august-september-october.
    it takes 3 months for a plant to "enter dormancy"..
    one or two nights, even a week or two, of unusual cold will not confuse the plants..

    your winters might be a bit warm for a good dormancy..
    but you still have plenty of time of work it out.

    Scot

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    i beleev a wifebeater is just one of those plain white shirts with no sleeves and it is sometimes used as an under-shirt.

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    ^^ Yeah he's right ^^

    Its also called an A frame shirt. Down south we always call them wifebeaters b/c the guys that wear 'em are mostly wife beatin' rednecks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Carito @ Feb. 27 2006,11:47)]Regarding cold, weather, it's always hot here, but the very first 6-7 days I had my Venus Fly Traps, the LA Basin suffered a streak of bizarre cold nights, dipping to low 40's.
    Caro that taint cold. That's T-shirt and shorts weather (if the wind ain't blowin to bad). VFT's are fine clear down to the low 30's if they are hardend up to the outdoors. I start putting my hardier* plants outside when the temps get 40F or warmer.

    *hardier plants = VFTs, Saracenia, D. binata, D. capensis, etc.
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