It has been a lovely Fall so far this year…we have barely had a frost and we are into November. But that, I fear, is about to change. Tonight is supposed to be 26F. Well below freezing. Brrr…
I have winterized the coop and put away all ceramic pots and birdbaths. Most of the tender annuals have died back anyway so there is nothing to worry about there. The mums will be alright..though they are almost done anyway. There is not much color left. The grey/brown of November has arrived……except in the greenhouse.
And the salvia is as well.
We even have a strawberry ripening!
And various tender plants and herbs are thriving. I just love going in there and seeing green and living things.
But it is not a heated greenhouse. It gets cold at night. So far it has been fine but I am not sure what will happen tonight. So I decided to take some precautions.
I moved the tender plants from the shelves to the area under the hoops.
Here is the other bed.
I put covers over the hoops. This will give the plants another layer of insulation. I hope it is enough.
The bigger plants are in a little tent on the potting bench. I am not worried about the hanging plants..they are mums. But I put the strawberry plant in the tent.
Everything tender is tucked in…..
…or come in for the night.
I don’t know if I can keep them happy all winter, but I am determined to have them for awhile!
The girls watched all this activity with great interest…..hoping for treats!