December 15, 2010

Under Cover


Meteorologists are forecasting a hard freeze this morning in rural Sarasota.  That means temperatures are expected to stay at 27 degrees (or lower) for at least 3 hours.  That's enough to damage or kill many of the tropical plants, which can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars.  So, when Mother Nature gets like this, many Floridians go on the offensive and cover their plants and trees with sheets and blankets -- anything to protect them from the direct cold.  I spotted these plants already covered at lunchtime in downtown.  Hopefully, it'll be enough to protect them.

4 comments:

Jim Klenke said...

Did you get the freeze? I dont understand this, today we are going to be 75 and they say a chance of snow in the next 7 days. huh?

cieldequimper said...

Wow. A bit larger than what's going on on my windowsills! Stay warm!

Jacob said...

I've seen people do this ever since we came to Ocala...but I'm not sure it does any good. I tried several times but our plants still took a beating.

If it helps a little, though, I guess it's worth it. Hate this crazy weather.

Lois said...

It has looked like this in my neighborhood for the last week. I used to do it too, but found out it wasn't worth it.