We’ve had a really warm winter and then a warm spring. Last week, a cold snap came through, and a frost warning one night. Since I was in the middle of a busy week, I didn’t think much about the frost warning we had. We’ve had frost warnings during other springs, and the plants were fine.
Not this time. The new flat of half price Roma tomatoes were hit. The tomato plants I put in the beds were hit. Definitely not a pretty sight.
The green peppers had only been in the ground a few days with grass clippings around them to keep them moist.
I’ve decided to watch and wait. I’m too busy this week to find new plants, let alone get them in the ground. I’m sure I’ll lose some plants. Others look like they could recover.
The freeze didn’t touch the peach tree, or the other fruit trees. I need to prune the fruit to ensure a good harvest. The apple trees won’t have much fruit this year given the hard pruning we gave them.
This little gem is another plant from last year. Unlike the other red cabbage, this one appears to be growing into a regular cabbage.
I love this time of year for the Highbush Cranberries. The spray of white flowers against the green is stunning.
I’m hopeful our peonies will be flowering in time for the 1st Communion Party. The warm temps this week may push the plants to flower sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, these plants attract ants. While I’d love to display the blooms inside, I need to make sure no ants come in either. Not a good idea for a party.