Saturday, November 27, 2010

Plumeria Frost Bite and Puzzles

Whether it was last night or the previous night when then winds knocked my greenhouse around a bit, my Plumeria's were bitten by the frost.  They're in the living room now.  While they're happy to be in the house, I'm not happy about their leaves.  I went out today to move the greenhouse so that it wouldn't be sitting in water when it rains again, and it took me a while to figure out why the leaves looked so dark and icky. 

I could have gotten a better shot of the damage, but I'm being lazy and didn't want to get out of my chair!They're all crumpled and marked.  Hopefully they'll recover quickly come growing season!  When I went out yesterday, the greenhouse had gotten a little twisted from the winds the previous day/night.  I put everything back down, but still need to refill a few pots with dirt.  I figured why not just move it today and reorganize everything.  The Purslane that was exposed due to the movement also has frost burn on parts of her as well...again, not happy!  We're going to tie it down a bit better and I'll look for the halogen lights that my friend is using to add some extra warmth.  Hopefully all this will be done before the next front blows in. 

On a brighter note, Caitlin had a friend over this weekend who enjoys doing puzzles, and she and Shelby made some great progress on a retro bowling puzzle Shelby had started.  The friend eventually had to go home, so we moved the card table and puzzle party to the living room and finished it up. 

This is one of our favorite things to do during the winter when it's too chilly to enjoy being outside.  We have quite a stockpile of puzzles awaiting us, so we'll see how many we get through this winter.  By the time it's over, we'll be puzzled out for a while!



  1. So sorry to hear about your plant damages...always so sad. Sorry it gets so cold there so soon!!!

    Hey your puzzle looks like it could have had more than 100 peices...that is my limit! LOL. Donovan has a lot of 100 peice puzzles...and we get at thrift stores and then take back...kinda cool...keeps fresh stock rolling in and out all the time. I can imagine I would do larger ones if I had winters where I could not go out that much...hehehe...sounds like more of a summer activity down here...for when it is too dang blasted HOT!!! :)

  2. Oh my I am so sorry about the plants and the greenhouse. That is a fear of mine on getting a greenhouse. I am really afraid I would not be able to anchor it down well enough. And I have a place I want to put it on my cement patio. Hope you get it all figured out!

  3. Hi i am new here, i realized through blogging the real pictures of the plants due to frost and i pity both the plant and the gardener come winter. Since we only have 2 seasons, the dry and the wet in the Philippines, our Plumeria flower perennially without any intervention. We dont even fertilize them and they just seem happy flowering through time.

  4. I like your blog background! I just looked outside this morning and saw the frost. :/ We did have a lot of wind the other night!!
    I like to work puzzles. My boys say they don't, however they always seem to end up sitting at the table working them. Thanks for visiting my blog.