Saturday, October 10, 2015

Covered Tropical Plants with Frost Covers

Tonight is cold night, and I took steps to cover my orchids and elephant ear tropical plants with frost covers.  The forecast does not call for a freeze and tomorrow it will be warm again but with temperatures dipping into the low 40's I thought best to cover my tropical plants.

The weather that we are having is not normal for this time of the year.  It is a cold snap with back to normal temperatures in a few days.  By Monday the high is 88 degrees Fahrenheit and the forecast shows many days of warm weather.  For this reason I decided to leave my tropical plants outdoors for now.  The frost cover will protect them and tomorrow I will uncover them and the orchids will look so pretty.

Eventually I will have to take all tropical plants indoors and get the elephant ears ready for winter storage. At the moment  I am putting that off.  I want to prolong the garden season as long as I can.

Do you have orchids or other tropical plants?  When do you bring them indoors?

Here is a photo of tropical elephant ears in container.  

Elephant ear container plant
And if you like orchids then you will love this yellow one.  I think it is gorgeous, so I turned it into a postcard.  You can view it at my Susang6 online shop.

 
Yellow Orchid in Bloom Postcard
Yellow Orchid in Bloom Postcard by Susang6
Browse Yellow flower Postcards online at Zazzle.com

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