Not tonight…..

I won’t allow it!
…..it’s predicted to get down to 27* at TheGreatWall.
A hard freeze for hours
Yep,the news people are out in the strawberry fields.
We haven’t seen these temps,in Florida,at this time of year,in four or five years.We’ve been spoiled.But I guess Mother Nature decided to send us a flash back….
not funny,Mother Nature.
Cuttings have been taken of Ti plants,Devil’s Backbone,and the only old-fashioned Impatiens(which for some reason didn’t succumb to the fungus) that is growing on the lanai.
So……
the dining room looks like this….
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Too many orchids are in bloom.
These are the ones that are in bloom.
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Lc.Gold Digger ‘Orglades Mandarin’

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Jewel Orchid Variegated Ludisia-a very cold sensitive ground orchid,but easily propagated

IMG_1839a I bought this one years ago on the promise it would be a red.But it came with no ID.

Thankfully,my dad’s orchids are done blooming,so they’re being kept warm on the lanai.Right up next to house under cover and covered with Christmas lights.Along with some other cold tender tropicals ,ferns and broms.
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All of the orchids have inflos on them,so they are hanging on the PVC towel holder and all covered up.

IMG_1851 Yes,those are beach towels-don’t judge…
The only other things I covered covered were the Meyer Lemon,which is covered with fruit,and is way to big to be moved.It’s down by the water,so I’m hoping that there’s a micro climate there to keep it safe,and the Jamaican Wild  Coffee shrub,which is very cold sensitive.Even though it’s in a container,it is also too big to move.So covered it got.
The rest of the garden is on it’s own.
I expect to see plenty of brown,tomorrow…
…sob….

 

6 responses to “Not tonight…..

  1. This cold snap is unreal all over. Can’t believe that it’s lasted this long and is that far south. Hopefully you won’t lose anything. Can’t wait to see the blooms on your Jewel Orchid. That looks awesome. (FYI – My husband went skiing today. lol)

  2. Sue-we’ve been lucky the past few years,but I think we’ve become complacent.I believe Mother Nature is telling us gardeners,she still rules.Can’t wait to see pics of Ted skiing!

  3. Hope you don’t have too much damage. what a shame to all the fruit and vegetable growers

  4. aww… I hope everything survives….this is craziness…

  5. It’s Ann Hilts Bailey, Chris! 😉

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