We had frost this morning. When I went out to turn on the bubbler, the bird spa was covered with ice.
After years of a high-maintenance suburban yard, we decided to go natural in our new home. We have only native plants, carefully selected to be unattractive to deer. I've never been one to coddle outdoor plants. After all, if we want to go native, then they should withstand whatever nature brings. We were under a frost warning last night, so I was a little concerned about some of the flowering shrubs. Initially I decided not to cover anything and let nature take its course. Then I walked out and saw the new blossoms on the rhododendren. They seemed to talk to me, "Hey, give us a little hand here." How could I let these lovely flowers turn brown? So I covered them.