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    I'm bringing them in tomarrow. Should I leave the snow on them and let it thaw out on it's own or take it off? Will it hurt them to be brought in a area above freezing that quick?

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    Although, the move probably won't present a major problem (as long as the attic is cold), you should not risk moving your plants without a temp adjustment period. First make sure the attic IS cold (I talking 30-40F). If it is cold, move your plants in there, and yes, leave a bit of snow so the change in temps is gradual.

    Remember: This is a temporary fix to the weather problem you are having, make sure you bring them outside once temps become "dormancy ideal" again...
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    Last night in the attic the temps got down to 37 and came back up to 43 at about 11 a.m. If they stay in this range why should I bring them back outside even if the temps get up in the 30's - 40's which here will not happen for a while. The will be by a window in the attic.

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    Yeah, leave 'em in the attic till the weather warms in the spring.

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    My VFTs stay outside all year 'round. They get frozen and snowed on. And they are fine. Temps here average 30s-40s, can get in the 20s often, teens sometimes, for periods of 1-2weeks at a time depending on what weather system is passing through. It can also bounce up into the 70s (last week was all high 60s/low 70s). So unless you are living on a frozen tundra I wouldn't worry too much.

    If you are really worried though, then put them in the attic. Remember, light isn't an issue. Many people throw the bulbs into the fridge for 3 months.

    My VFTs look pretty good right now considering. They look like they did in the summer. I also have a pot with two dews in it and they are fine too...making me wonder what species it is.
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    Well I am in Milwaukee, WI and they call the packers field the frozen tundra so they are in the attic right now. The temps here will get into the negatives for a a couple days at a time and get up to a high in the single digits. I would leave them outside if I could but really shouldn't.

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