I’m working nights this week, covering for a vacationing employee. It was 37 F (3 C) when I left my house last night. My car was covered with frost when I left the office this morning.
It wasn’t a killing frost but the tender plants definitely felt it. The Lion’s Tail (which never bloomed for me) and the Tithonia are drooping. Even the nasturtiums that had been threatening to take over my driveway were overcome by the cold.
The good news is that I can remove the annuals from the Butterfly/Hummingbird bed and not feel guilty about destroying perfectly good plants. I have a lot of work to do in that bed, moving perennials and planting bulbs.
Snow flurries predicted for this weekend!