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Protecting your plants for the winter

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 17:18:30-05

Blyenda Rich works too hard on her yard to take a chance on losing her plants.

"People stop us just to tell us our yard is the prettiest on the block," Rich said. "So that feels good!"

Rich's plants are from the Mexico-area and can't survive in temperatures below 40 degrees.

About 30 of them have been to her garage where they'll be safe under grow lights. Another 20 are covered up around her property.

"They get bigger and prettier when you don't let them freeze out," Rich said. "We love our plants like they're our kids!"

She and her husband usually spend a full day doing their winter prep, but she said it's worthwhile to see her plants make it to the spring.

"It's a lot of work to take care of them, but it's good to sit and look at what you've taken care of," Rich said. "In my backyard, during the summer months, it's just beautiful out there with the elephant ears. It's a little dull during the winter months, but it's worth it all to keep it fresh."

Rich usually unwraps her plants around March or April when the temperatures start to climb back up.

Her husband plans to build her a greenhouse that will protect the plants next year.

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