It’s the perfect first day of Autumn. Cold and windy with a bight blue sky and big thick clouds that danced with the sun all day.
Tonight there’s a good chance of frost.
Yesterday I brought in all my houseplants including my forty-year-old cactus. This evening I covered the gardens with sheets. I think the zinnias will be fine, but the dahlias are more sensitive to the cold.
Before covering them up, I cut all the dahlia flowers (except the red ones that I have so many of, I’d never have enough jars to put them in) and my Zinnia’s too. It’s early for a frost so the flowers can continue to bloom into October if they survive the night.
I also picked all the bigger snack peppers from the garden. I don’t know how hardy peppers are, I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.