This is my first iris of the season. It finally managed to open up that lovely bloom. Yesterday evening I saw on the news that there were frost warnings for my area. My poor flower! When I went out with Iris (the dog) this morning, she went into the defensive mode:
Growling, hair on her back standing up. And why?
Because I had put Walmart bags over any iris (flower) that was even the tiniest bit opened up. There was a stiff breeze blowing, which made the bags move. Iris (the dog) thought we were surrounded by aliens. Of course, the fact that the wind is blowing means there will be no frost, but I'm not removing the bags until the temperature starts going up. It's thirty-seven degrees as I type this.
Iris backed off a little, continuing to growl.
My green beans are up, so Cliff lent me some old blankets from his shop to lay over them.
I only have one tomato plant out, so I covered it with a milk jug. My daughter has saved several of them for me; I'll use them in various ways to protect my tomato plants (when I get more) from frost and stupid robins. Last year robins literally ate the leaves off my tiny tomato plants. Most of the vegetables in my garden are able to stand a frost, or even a freeze. In another hour or so I'll remove all the protective devices from my flowers and garden.