Q: Do you know of any place I can take my two ficus trees for two months this winter to be cared for?
— Judith M. Piscazzi
A: The only local greenhouse I know of that will overwinter plants is Suncrest Gardens in Boston Township, but its director of operations, Rob Cowie, noted its space is limited.
Cowie said Suncrest’s prices are based on the size of the pot and start at $175 for a pot up to 24 inches in diameter for the entire winter. That may sound like a lot, but keep in mind you’re paying for the labor involved in caring for the plant, not just the greenhouse space.
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