Central Florida -- "Indian Summer" in December!
Monday, December 05, 2011
What delightful weather we have been having here on the East coast, the weather has been really nice. I'm certainly hopeful that we will have a mild winter this year, with no more than a few "overnight" freezes. Such freezes help clear out undesirable overgrowth but don't damage hardier plants. It is easy to cover a few tender plants the afternoon before the lows and uncover the next morning. However, the past 2 years we have had "hard freezes" that damaged or killed a lot of foilage. I have decided not to replace or add anything except some flowers unless they are cold-hardy enough to survive low temperatures in the mid 20's for several days. Below 20 degrees for an extended time kills most everything except the deciduous trees (we live in a habitat described as hammock with oaks, elms, and maples.)