I was always told you do not place your flowers plants outside until after Mother’s Day. Others would say, not to do so until after May 15.
Looks as if the May 15-ers win this year.
Who expected frost in the second week of May?
We spent Saturday shopping for geraniums, marigolds, daisies, etc. and placing them in pots around our home on Sunday, Mother’s Day. The single pepper and tomato plants had been planted the week before.
Then, on Monday, came the weather bulletins: FROST EXPECTED.
For the potted flowers in the front of the house, I created a tent out of a tarp and porch furniture and tucked the tender, potted plants under it. The backyard plants were shuffled off to the garage. I used paper bags to cover the vegetables.
It looks as if all of them survived the very cold night.
However, next year I’ll wait until May 15 to do my planting.