Now that we’ve reached mid-December, Arizona can expect to see some freezing temperatures at night. Yes, even the desert experiences a freeze! This can be very damaging to our plants. Today Jon and I covered all our plants with plastic garbage bags and sheets to keep the frost at bay. At first glance, Jon felt that it detracted from the garden’s beauty; I said it looked like an Arabian marketplace, with all the different colored cloths pitched up! I guess all you need is little imagination to visualize it!
When the sun went down, and the lights turned on, that’s when our garden really came alive! This breathtaking sight is the combination of lights and sheet covers; it should be enough to protect our plants from the colder temperatures. The sheets are lightweight enough to let the sun in during the day, and keep frost off overnight.
What do you do to protect your garden from the elements? Share your ideas in the comments below!