Fear of Frost

The signs have been there, but I’ve been ignoring them.


leaves have begun showing their colors


The late season flowers are blooming

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The asters                                                              The sedums

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chocolate joe-pye weed                          and newly purchased pansies

berries are ripening on shrubs and trees


The furnace actually kicked in this weekend and I reluctantly closed the windows against the chilly Sunday evening.

And now – tonight – the forecasters are predicting the first possible frost.

I’m yelling


all the way down to my inner core.

I’ve got newly purchased plants that need planting; things I want to shift around in the garden; tender perennials to pot up to overwinter.

The only consolation is that the frost may only touch those that live in the country. Living in the city has some advantages. Close living makes for a warmer micro-climate.

Still, just to play it safe, I brought some things into the entryway and some I covered with a sheet.

We’ll just have to wait and see how it goes.


a newly purchased autumn fern – not in the ground yet.


About Jill-O

a girl who likes lakes, trees and critters; making an attempt at living the artistic life.
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2 Responses to Fear of Frost

  1. Nell Jean says:

    Can hardly wait for cool weather to stay with us. Love your pansies. Last winter I had pink shades pansies, wonderful in the spring with pink hyacinths.

    Violas are high on my list of things to buy and plant, timely.

  2. Susie says:

    We are getting clloer nights….will be happy when the fear of hot Santa Ana winds are past & the weather is cooler. Looks like drizzle early next week….we’re keeping our fingers crossed!

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