The plant spa

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The plant spa
Originally uploaded by sassycrafter
Brrr! It's supposed to get down to 27 degrees tonight here in Gainesville and I just got in from dragging my plants into the warmth of my laundry room, aka the plant spa.

The tender in-ground plants got swaddled in blankets and tucked in for a cold winter's nap. The key is to make sure that the blankets go down to the ground so that they trap the residual ground heat. I'll leave the blankets on through the day tomorrow because we're expecting more freezing temperatures tomorrow night.

I'm also trying something new tonight -- propping up the blankets with a broom -- because the last time I covered the crinums I snapped a few leaves.

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