The weather here has been toying with frost/freeze for the past few weeks. I have noticed a few plants that have looked nipped but nothing major. Until this morning, that is. We woke up to a frosty morning with a temp of 26! And now, to top it off- it's snowing. It's a good thing I got out to the garden last night and got the last of the peppers and a bit more basil. Supposedly, we may have near record setting low temps of near 20 overnight tonight. BRRR.
We covered J15's rose bush last night but with temps like this I don't know if it will be enough to save it. She was begging this spring for a blue climbing rose that we planted on the southeast corner of the front porch. It has been growing nicely all summer but hasn't bloomed. Until now, of course, it has 2 flower buds on it. We were hoping to see it bloom this year. I know that we can always wait until next year but.... we're so close. We'll see what happens.
Of course, I pity the fools going to the football game today. It's a big game for the University- it's homecoming- we play Michigan and it's a night game on a night with predicted record lows. BRRR! I'm not a real football fan anyway (I know- sacrilege in this town!) but even if I was- I don't think you could pay me to go to this game.
I realize that it's October- it just seems too early to be this cold with snow.