First “Frost”


Today, was the first time this season that the temperature went low enough to frost. Last night the low was 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The only thing I am showing on the deck to be effected is I have a thin crust of ice in my fountain.

I am not sure how many nights will get down low enough to damage any of the plants. I will be paying attention, but I have no plans to bring anything in, or cover them. Unless there is signs that they are being damaged.

Close up on the thin crust of ice.

Close up on the thin crust of ice.

I am surprised my ‘lucky bamboo’, which was in the water that has the ice, is showing no signs of any problems.


Lucky bamboo (Dracaena braunii)


Lucky bamboo (Dracaena braunii) is often mistaken for being part of the bamboo family. The plant is unrelated to Bamboo and not native to Asia. It is found Nativity in Cameroon and the tropical west Africa. It is part of a small group of small shrubby species with slender stems and flexible strap-shaped leaves that grow as under-story plants in rain forests. Continue reading