Voting Booth: Do you grow Cold or Warm?

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Cold 30
Warm 23

Oct 29, 2011 7:37 AM CST
Just a curiosity to see how many of us grow our Hoyas in cold or warm climates.
How to decide if we're cold or warm...for the purpose of this I think we'll go by snow. If you get snow on the ground for a month or're cold :))
Oct 29, 2011 10:07 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
We HAVE gotten snow...enough to just dust the tops of the vehicles...but what hit the ground melted right away...we have also gotten weather cold enough to freeze water pipes, horse troughs, etc, AND not thaw out till very late in the day. But those occasions are short lived and for the most part only happen in late January thru the end of February. I HATE it when it does that !!!
Oct 29, 2011 10:25 AM CST
Name: steven bick
pittsburgh pa
I'm cold I have snow from now til April it s snowing now not fun . Haha . Everyone's been inside for about a month or so. I hate this time of year . For me everyone's hugging a window for the limited light . Those are the cool growing varieties the warm/hot growers are in my grow room. With artificial light
Oct 29, 2011 11:13 AM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
I second what Steven says. It will be a looooong winter ahead!
Oct 29, 2011 6:08 PM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
We are just the opposite, about 3 months of "is it warm?cold ? somewhere in between??...I think I'd rather know it's one or the other. Alot of day's we need to open the window's and at night turn on some heat. I just came in from the greenhouse and put the heat on low...enough to keep it at 65 or higher, depending on how cool it get's tonight. I COULD let it go cooler and everything would be just fine, but not have as much of a head start coming into spring. So I elect to keep it just a bit warmer at night.
Oct 30, 2011 1:03 AM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Big Grin
Oct 30, 2011 9:34 AM CST
Name: Dee Enslow
Chipley, FL (panhandle)
I hate cold. Like MJ says it can and does get an occasional hard freeze, usually in Jan/Feb. I need to move where it never gets cold. Big Grin

Oct 30, 2011 10:27 AM CST
Name: Denise Evans
Omaha, Nebraska
I lived outside the Midwest in warm climates for 4 years - Biloxi, Mississippi, California and Guam. I missed the change of seasons SO much... even the snow. As long as we don't have long stretches of gloominess, I don't mind the cold months. In fact, when there's snow on the ground and the sun is shining, I swear the light coming in the windows is probably brighter than it is on the sunniest day in the summer. My plants just seem to gobble it up. I know it's more of a challenge to grow up north here, and we don't get the leaps and bounds of growth or as many months of growth as you southerners get, but I love the extremes!

Denise in Omaha
Oct 30, 2011 12:08 PM CST
Name: Marcy
S. Calif
I can relate to that Denise. I lived in Indiana my whole gowing up years untill I moved out here in 1972. I too missed the changing seasons, and was homesick for almost 2 years. I know too that the snow can reflect the sunlight and make it brighter. People that ski in the snowy local mts. here get more sunburned doing that on sunny days than they do down here in the valley sun in summer. Hilarious! I remember the sun streaming in my kitchen window on sunny winter snowy days too. A great memory.
I have lived here long enough now to really like it now though. I appreciate not having to scrape snow off the car before leaving for the store. I guess every place one lives has it's good and bad points. Just all in what you can deal with best, I guess.
Nov 1, 2011 6:09 PM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
I lived in snowy places before and I loved that but South Florida is not bad either, no snow here. I like the rains and the winters here. Hurricans can be a problem if you need to bring all the potted plants in.Think about all the critters,lizards,insects we have and you have to inspect containers for any snakes hiding in there too.In colder areas I never had to worry about the critters and creepy crawly things.
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Nov 7, 2011 3:05 PM CST
Name: Eileen
Rutland Cnty Vermont
I grew up in New York (on Long Island) so I have lived my whole life with the seasons... and for years now I've lived in Vermont.. but I must say, the snow I experienced during the years I lived in Rochester NY.. that was the worst. I hate being cold, but, I am also very uncomfortable, ugly Grumbling , during the hot humid weather.. So where should I be? My sister wants me to move to Florida... but when I took the pug for our morning walk this past w/e, and the sun was up there, the sky was clear, the grass was deep in frost and it was calm and quiet and cold... not freezing out... just cold... too cold for my hoyas and other plants... but they're inside... so though I don't like the extremes, I couldn't imagine living somewhere without the change of seasons... the beautiful leaves on the mountains... the snow so cold and clear (and sometimes deep) that it is actually "blue"... with sparkling glints on the surface... and spring... warm yummy smell of the awakening soil!...oh my... I could go on... but sometime in January/February, I will need to reread this!...LOL... I've been working on putting my hoyas into a snuggly lit environment... crude looking, but so far... so good!... oh, and we do have creepy crawling things in Vermont and one of the ugliest creepy crawler I have ever seen came just last month in a sopping wet hoya I purchased at HD... think it came from somewhere south of here!! Confused
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Dec 26, 2011 1:01 AM CST
Name: Vali Popescu
Bucharest, Romania
I'm living in Europe, 4 seasons are in my country
Dec 28, 2011 2:58 PM CST
I live in Phoenix, Arizona. My hoya's spend about 360 days each year outside. The heat doesn't much bother them, but a few nights each winter we'll drop down into the 20's (or lower), and I'll bring them inside.
Feb 27, 2012 7:12 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
I live in Brazil a tropical country, very HOT in summer time, nice in spring, and not very cool at winter, we don't have snow, the coolest temperatures in winter is around 8 Celcius, but this is very cool for us, normally it doesn't range at 8º.
Mar 5, 2012 6:24 AM CST
Name: Marianne
Fort Myers, FL
I live in Florida, but just a couple of cold days ruined the large leaves of one of my two hoyas. The other Hoya has small leaves that we're not damaged at all. I am new to hoyas. I mostly grew fairly rare aroids, but after a couple of years of having to replace them due to a couple of cold days per year, I have put in a rather extensive succulent garden.
Apr 23, 2012 2:39 PM CST
Name: Gerri Arts
change is inevitable, progress is o
I live in Ottawa Canada and we surely have four seasons
and it is cold here. So we make the best of it and make
sure the plants are all inside before mid to late Fall.
Apr 23, 2012 3:01 PM CST
I live in Central Virginia. My plants have been outside since the middle of March this year (except for about 3 nights of freezing temps) but they are on a covered porch so that helps. It's chilly today but in about a week we'll be heading smack into good spring temps as it will finally be May.

May 24, 2012 1:01 AM CST
Hey guys, I am new to cutits. I taught and retired from Georgia. I am now living in Largo, FL (2years) and love it. I have gardened for many years and grown all types of plants. I love hoyas and dischidias and I am having some great success growing them here. I have not found anyone in the area that personally grows them yet, except for Joni at SRQ. I know there are people who do, just haven't met yet. Love to talk and learn about these plants. You can email me at [email protected] and chat sometime. Enjoy reading these posts. Have a great day.

May 24, 2012 1:08 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
Welcome John! Theres some great expertise and a wealth of info in this cubit - so happy reading Smiling

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