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Tropical Zone Gardening: PLEASE HELP!!!FLL-YUL in Winter w/Plants?

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greatcyber
Fort Lauderdale, FL

November 7, 2007
6:55 AM

Post #4166719

We're moving to Montreal the end of the Month or beginning of December and we are taking along a 5' Bay Rum, 4 1/2' African Flame Tree, and 71/2' Washingtonia Palm. We're 50 and over so there's not going to be night driving. I don't want to freeze my plants. I intend to insultate them and have them set into a couple of pallets screwed together with holes sawed out to accommodate them. I'm also going to to put a tall box on top of them. Wasn't sure about air holes, probably not. Didn't know, but probably would even bring them into the hotel at night. Why not, what's 3 trees, when you've got 2 people, 2 cats and 2 dogs?

Does anyone know of a product that produces heat, like something you snap and it breaks a vial or something? I'm probably reaching too far here, I know. But out of all that I have to give up, I'm taking these plants with me!!

Thanks for any suggestions.

I know that's not a picture of any of the plants I'm talking about...it's one that I have to sell. Arabica Coffee. I've had it for about 3 years. Got it at the Broward County Rare Fruit & Vegetable Sale for about $40. I believe I still have the original tree tag. I got over three (3) pounds of coffee off of it this year that I roasted in the oven. Last year, only enough for a pot and a half. If it were in the ground...who knows. And it is still laden with red berries. And others ripening all the time. It's on Craig's List, Fort Lauderdale if anyone is interested. Can't guarantee how long it will last, though.

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Braveheartsmom
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

November 13, 2007
5:35 PM

Post #4189118

Aloha! Don't know the answer to your question, but didn't want you to think we didn't read it and were ignoring you! Good luck with the move, and let us know if you come up with an answer!
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

November 13, 2007
5:40 PM

Post #4189138

Only thing I can think of are the stuff for sore backs!!! Check at a nursery!!

Good luck...you will have your hands full!!!

Carol
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 13, 2007
7:22 PM

Post #4189490

There are products like that; I remember they have them in England to keep in your pocket and warm your hands when you are out in the weather. Maybe look in outdoors or hunting equipment stores?

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