Gardendipity's Florida Friendly Garden in West Central Florida

Welcome to my West Central Florida Garden!

These are my adventures as I try to create a Florida Friendly garden. It's a lot of trial and error, but I'm having fun with the process. Our garden is designed to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and of course our regular Florida birds and wildlife. Thanks for dropping by, I hope you get some ideas for your own garden here!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Freeze Eve!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Christmas freeze, that is!

We used everything we could find in the garage to cover as many plants as we could...upside-down Rubbermaid tubs and flower pots, black plastic garbage bags (everyone says don't use them, but I've not had any problems so far), sheets, bungee-cords for securing sheets around our large potted plants (we even threw in a lit-up Christmas deer or two under these sheets to provide a little extra warmth), and you-name-it, you are likely to find it either covering a plant, or being used to anchor the covers in these high winds. 

While we were running all around the yard covering all these plants I couldn't help thinking that if the plants could talk, they would say, "We who are about to die salute you -- for all the love and care you've given us this past year."   

Merry Freeze Eve, and good luck to all your gardens!


  1. you're probably right about your plants saluting you for all your efforts. We do tend to baby some of our tropicals when the cold fronts blow in. I even found myself gathering up a lethargic lizard and placing him in the garage where he'll be warmer for the night. Good luck with your plants.

  2. I sure hope all your efforts preserve your garden through this cold spell. Last year taught me that most plants will come back from the roots so don't despair if you see some die-back.


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