Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Side Porch to the Rescue!


Guess what?

Looking out the window yesterday morning, the ground, the cars and everything else in sight was covered with a layer of  white.

Yup!  The first snowfall of the season arrived.

It wasn't enough to shovel or stick to the ground for long (that will come soon enough).  

Good thing hubs had already brought in the  plants.

They are  being stored on the enclosed  side porch.

For weeks I reminded him to take my vinca vines out from the window boxes because I want to save them for next spring.

Finally, I dug them out myself and hubs put them into hanging pots. 

Four hands are always better than two!


Can winter really be so close?  

HOW DO YOU STORE OUTDOOR PLANTS FOR THE WINTER?

15 comments:

diane.stetson said...

Sorry...there's no winter months in So. Cal so I can't help you there. Glad you have an enclosed porch these days and a very helpful husband!

Joyce Olson said...

Well you know I am crazy over plants. So we bring some in the house, some in the garage and some just have to freeze. Isn't that just terrible! But our Winter is warmer than yours-so I don't know if the garage would be a good idea.
Thank goodness for a sweetie of husband!
Happy Hugs,
jemma

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I also I have a side porch and I keep my plants on the porch. Anyway I have so many plants I like you. Your porch is beautiful. Keep in touch

Karen Xavier said...

No winter here in Madras, India... just a lot and lot of rains, during the monsoon season. That time, we don't water them for days...

Linda O'Connell said...

Winter is toying with us in the midwest,20s tonight, but spring is threatening a return...70's on Saturday. Crazy weather. Dislike winter.

Merlesworld said...

Never had a problem once we had a few severe frosts and I lost some plants but we lose more stuff from heat than cold.
Merle...........

Bookie said...

Oh my, will your plants still live on the porch? That is amazing. I figured it was so there that nothing would last the winter. Here...we closed the deck and dumped plants on Sunday. So sad.

Nellie said...

Yes, it's good to be able to have an indoor place to move those plants when the weather takes a cold turn!

Terra said...

I would love to have an enclosed side porch like yours, it looks so cozy. I don't bring in plants since I live in a temperate area of California. I am sure people in the Sierra mountains bring plants in.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Dear Friend: I live in So Cal., our seasons don't change a lot. It is always so good to hear from you. If you are ever my way, please stop by and say Hello!
Wishing you a great week. Hugs, Martha

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

There are few places in our house - we have a side porch and south facing windows - that's the best we can do! Great post! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Karen Lange said...

What a lovely retreat! :) We too, had a bit of snow yesterday, along with very chilly temps. I thought the same thing - can winter be far away?

Blessings,
Karen

Chatty Crone said...

It is nice that both you and your hubs worked together - it is more fun.

Susan - I don't have any plants I have to bring in - and I really don't even have any to cover.

It really doesn't get that cold here.

Love, sandie

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Susan, your first snowfall. It must be a sight! We don't get to see the snow much here in California unless we go high up in the mountains. I am already getting ready for Christmas and decorating a bit. Your porch looks cozy.

Love,
~Sheri

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It's nice that you have a space to store the plants. Around here, winter is the growing season. Too bad I can't bring everything in during the summer. :) Tammy

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