Just when I think it’s spring and I’m going to be able to forget about the cold for a few months, Mother Nature decides to throw one more storm my way. I spent Mother’s Day watching the snow fall. A good chunk of yesterday, too. Because that’s what I want in May. Snow and having to wear flannel pajamas even with the heater running. IN MAY! I’m just a tad miffed.
Anyway, I think the seedlings came through it alright, but I don’t know for sure. The gladiolus seem to be perking along in their crock pot-made-planter and I have some itty, bitty sprouts in the other planters, but I’m going to give it a few days before I declare them all safe. Ahead of the storm coming in, I wrapped our planters in garbage bags to keep the frost off them and hopefully provide a little bit of insulation. The Bits were rather confused until I explained that it was the closest thing to wrapping our plants in a blanket that I could offer. Big Bit liked the idea of her flowers being kept cozy in the snow. The storm passed yesterday afternoon, and while it’s still a bit nippy, I took the bags off the planters this morning so the seedlings that did make it through can get some sun. Fortunately, it’s still early enough in the season that if we suffered any massive casualties I can go buy some more seed packets and hopefully still have some pretty flowers. Fingers crossed.