Saturday, April 7, 2012

Freeze watch

Thanks to the local weatherman, who shouted 'Freeze Warning!  Mayday! Mayday! Your flowery leafy plants are goners!' on Wednesday, I took the time to run to the garden center to pick up some supplies to save my delicate (and brand new last fall) Japanese Maple, and my already-leafed-out hydrangeas that I adore. 
Yeah, this stuff was on clearance so I thought, what the heck?  It's supposed to add a few degrees of protection to your ornamental and fruit and veggie plants. 
I then waddled and grunted through my yard wrapping up my plants like mummies using the garden cover and binder clips. 
I got kinda lazy with my Endless Summer hydrangeas, since they are several years old and seem to be real tanks, anyway. 
After covering, I sprayed the rest of my stuff with the Freeze Pruf just for funsies.  Then, I find out that because we are near the lake it didn't even go below 32 degrees.  BUT WAIT!  THURSDAY NIGHT IT WILL BE EVEN COLDER!  So, I removed everything during the day on Thursday and recovered it all again Thursday night.  Guess what....
It didn't get colder.  It stayed the same.  And I did all that work for nothing.  So now, I have $20 of stuff that I didn't need and I officially don't care what happens.  BAH!

7 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

Uhg. This weather is the wackiest. I am so tempted to plant all my annuals but I fear the April freeze. Happy Easter to you.

Julie said...

No! Your hard work actually changed the weather in your entire area. I know this because this winter I was finally proactive and bought salt, a new snow shovel, and a bunch of winterizing gear for my car and then it didn't snow at all.

Embrace your new power!

-Kasey said...

I guess on the bright side you had your game face on and were ready to tackle the 'possible' cold weather and save your plants from a slow freezing death?

Weather mans are always wrong, always. One day on my way to work they said the chance of early morning showers in our area was about 90%. Ya... not a cloud in the sky and sunny... never did rain later on either O_o

Holyoke Home said...

Ha! My hydrangea bit the dust that night. I'm hoping maybe it will come back?

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Oh no! It might come back, give it until it's been warm for awhile before you take it out or do anything permanent!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Haha -- That stinks! But that was very nurturing and motherly of you to take care of your plants like that! :)

Life in Rehab said...

I hope you'll forgive me if I'm just chortling my ass off right about now. Weather. I've been watching the South Florida sky threaten a Tsunami all day, and now the sun is out.

You are a gorgeous pregnant woman, by the way.