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Monitor weather forecasts and if frost is predicted, be prepared to cover susceptible plants such as citrus, bougainvillea, hibiscus, natal plum, and annual flower and vegetable gardens at sunset. Native plants are usually okay, as they are adapted to our temperature extremes.
If forced amaryllis or narcissus bulbs are getting ahead of your holiday schedule and will flower too soon, slow them down by placing potted bulbs in a cool (50F to 60F) room with bright light and cut back on watering.
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