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Too Hot???

What temps would you consider too hot to ship plants? I live in North Texas where we have had temps in the upper 90's to 100F . I am not too sure about ordering any plants this time of year...
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hey there--i live in grapevine and wouldn't risk shipping anything right now. it's not so much the outside temp as much as the effect of leaving a truck/car in the sun for any length of time. i think if you'd worry about leaving your kid in the car due to heat, you shouldn't gamble with shipping.

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90+ is too hot

If it is so hot that you are cautioned against leaving pets and kids in a car, then the postal truck may be too hot also. OTOH, wrapped in wet newsprint, double bagged, and in a box, if the postal truck does not sit closed up in the sun for long, and your mail box is not in the sun, you might be OK. Kinda depends on how fragile the plants are and how far they come and how much you spent on them.

This is when it is nice to have a local club to trade plants with, or a local auction to go to.

How far are you from Houston? The HAS auction is July 10th, Sunday, on the south side of town at the VFW hall across from Ellington Field, just east of I-45 and just south of Beltway 8. Auction typically runs from 10 or 11 AM to 6 PM.

How far from Ft Worth? The ACA meeting is July 21 - 24 and during that the AGA will have a table of plants for sale, but not in the auction. I think the local club also has plants in the auction or for sale somewhere.
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...and the DFW aquatic plant club is meeting the 16th at my house in grapevine... and there are always plants to trade/take!

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I don't order fish or plants to be shipped this time of year, it's just too hot (temps 100+ every day). Even if you have stuff shipped to your office overnight, there's still the risk it sits in a hot warehouse or on a hot truck for a couple of hours.

Club meetings are probably the best source of healthy, unusual and cheap plants, plus you get to "talk fishy" for a while.
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Hi Kris! I wish I could come to the meeting but we are leaving for the hill country that day for vacation. Going to spend some time on the Guadalupe river at this place...
http://www.moranch.com/

anonapersona, I live north of Dallas, but I grew up in Houston and have two sisters and their families who still live there.

I have been looking at plants mainly to fill in gaps and really don't need them . I guess I should not look anymore until it cools off in October or so .
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Ive seen hot packs being used in cold weather, do they make cold packs that last several days??


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