After last winter’s freezes,one would think this gardener learned their lesson…..
Not a chance!
Shouldn’t I have learned from the damage to those tropicals,the spring cleaning,the sleepless nights,covering plantings,and all of the worry,etc?
I dove right in and planted more tropicals.
Just not as many.
Yep,I went to the other side and planted more Zone 9 natives.
However,some tropicals remained.
And that’s why TheGreatWall looks like this right now…..
Love you Angel’s Trumpets.
You came back from last year’s freezes so well,how could I not love you?Cuttings have been taken from you,in hopes you shall live on.And you were just going to bloom again(for the 5th time!-you rock!),too.So sad…….
YardBoy came up with this idea of a sort of hot-house for the veggies.He bought up the last of the freeze fabric he could find,and made a sort of hoop house with the fabric and PVC pipe.We have so many tomatoes,peppers,lettuce,Swiss Chard,green beans,etc. close to ripening,it was more than worth the effort.We picked the last of the broccoli and shall be enjoying that,tonite,for dinner. The cabbage,turnips and collards will be on their own.
Most of the tropicals look like this.Yep,I used all of our sheets,etc.(sorry visitors to our guest rooms.),and the Christmas lights I bought after Christmas,last year.
(only a gardener would buy Christmas lights,at 50% off,for their garden)
The orchids have all been brought up to the protection of the house.
Even my Dad went along with that…..
Here’s hoping for another mild night…
May the weatherman be wrong!
These photos have been edited in PicNik,which I am madly in love with.I even upgraded to the professional.Check it out.