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aldirtyhands
Rensselaer, NY

November 2, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8873217

Hi melody,

I just received MJ wheeler Honeysuckle from nursery. Too late to plant in z 4/5 ? Pot up for winter s house-plant ,or what?

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 2, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8873238

The problem you'll have is heaving, due to frozen ground. If you want, you can dig a temporary hole, plant it pot and all, and mulch heavily. If it is nursery grown and used to being outside, it should be fine. Or, you could treat it as a houseplant...I'm the 'Grim Reaper of Houseplants', so I'm always trying to find an outside solution...if you have good luck with them, then, by all means, bring it in.

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