Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8~

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter Sight

We spent the better part of the afternoon yesterday bringing the houseplants into shelter ahead of the expected freeze. Temperatures are expected to dip into the twenties for our area on Thursday. Today felt quite chilly, with temps in the thirties! Most of our garden is comprised of tropical plants, so we had to take steps to protect them.


Our old chicken house looked like a small greenhouse with about half my potted plants. The other half sits in the garage.


The wood stack cover was perfect for covering up our tender papaya trees.

The sight of blanket covered greenery brought back memories of my Abuelita. During Winters past she also covered her tender tropicals with whatever she could find on hand- and 'colchas' or blankets always fit the bill.

This old blanket covers a few of my 'hoja santa' specimens. The one exposed on the right survived without cover overnight. I like the plants 'root beer' aroma. It's used in some Mexican cuisine recipes.

And the small goldfish also survived the overnight freeze. Hardy little guys!

We're leaving all the covers on until this spell passes. Hope the rest of the garden fares well. As for us, we're just trying to stay safe and warm indoors.

3 comments:

Keri said...

Your green is the most green I've seen in months or WILL see in months!

Pretty header too!

YayaOrchid said...

Keri, thank you so much for stopping by and for your comment!

Gloria said...

That is a lot of green. Great idea to cover them up. We were supposed to have a frost, but didn't. Looks great.

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