Monday, December 31, 2007

Cold Front Coming

...which means I'll have to take care of the three P's: cover the plants and protect the pipes (the pet's smart enough to come in and snuggle on her own). The only plants I'm worried about are the impatiens, since I brought the ferns onto the porch and they should be warm enough next to the house. It's a shame, too, 'cause the impatiens are all abloom.

As a good Floridian I also feel compelled to apologize to my house guest who's coming in tomorrow from Canada. One doesn't expect to find lows in the 20'sF and highs in the 40'sF on one's Florida vacation. Ah well, it will be back in the 70's by Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Impatiens root very well. I always cut some right before we get into the 30s in Upstate SC and put them in a mason jar to root in a window on the sun porch. You'll be able to set yours out a lot sooner than I will. I have to wait till mid-April.

I'm actually looking forward to a nip in the air from an artic blast. I have't been able to have a good roaring fire in the fireplace all season.


Darlene said...

The impatiens may make it if I cover them at night and uncover them when it gets above freezing during the day. But I'm optimistic, 'cause in Florida impatiens are perennials. Those suckers will go on and on and on and on with just a minimal amount of care.

And my pansies are loving the cooler temps, so I can't complain.