Keep basket plants through winter

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    anttheplantanttheplant
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    I have a trailing verbena that I really want to save. I’d like to take cuttings in the early spring. How is it best to keep the mother plant through the winter?

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    GeorgyGeorgy
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    Hello, it shouldn’t be much of a problem: just bring it in a garage, next to a window that doesn’t get too much sun. It’ll stay cool and go a bit dormant.

    Only water every couple weeks or so. It won’t need much water since it isn’t growing very much.

    Maybe you don’t have a garage? Are you in an apartment? In that case I’m supposing you might have a balcony where the plant is now. I’d try hanging the suspension as close to the window/door as you can and wrap it in bubble wrap – leaving the side of the plant touching the house to share its warmth. The bubble wrap will be like adding insulation to your house with your plant in-between!

    But if you can’t really move it, just wrap it in bubble wrap and check on the weather. When it gets below freezing, tie a water bottle with hot water (not boiling, more like a hot bath) and hang it inside the bubble wrap from the same hook your basket is in. It’s like a heated greenhouse! Replace the water in the bottle every day that it’s still cold.

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