April 30, 2012

Hoar Frost on a Late April Morning

I keep blogging about all the unusual weather we have been experiencing.  Just a couple of weeks ago, the temperatures soared to 90ºF for a few days, encouraging the perennial gardens to really emerge and fill out.  It was so warm, in fact, that it was tempting to start planting annuals.  However, as any seasoned gardener should know, no matter how warm the temperatures may be, one should always heed the frost date for safe planting.  Here in the northeast, that day falls in mid-May and I’m glad that we paid attention because things got back to normal and late April brought frosty mornings, which is no friend to those tender annuals.