Tonight we will have a hard freeze. No more mucking about with covers.
Except, that is, for the large A. desmettiana in the raised bed by the side entry. I am seriously hoping that it will make it through the night because if it does my plan will be to remove it for the winter. I do this with all the smaller desmets. because they will not survive a winter in this part of town. Small ones are pretty easy to remove. This one has only been in the ground since the spring, having spent its whole life in a pot, so I am hoping it will not be too much of a fight.
You may wonder why I bother. Only because it happens to be one of my favorite agaves and such a 'pupper'.
These two in the greenhouse were pulled from their summer place and potted up in a loose soil for the winter. I never had thought of putting one in a hanging basket before but this one I picked up at a garage sale for a dollar. I was really thinking more about the coir insert than the basket.
The lemons are now in the potting shed. There will be no more potting this winter. There is barely room to move.
I'll just be popping in there to pick the odd lemon as they fully ripen.
The time has come to bid farewell to the little zinnias along the path.
and the gomphrena, sheltered by the wall of one of the vegetable beds. I fear they will not be with us by morning.
Are you and your plants tucked in well for the night?