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Early Frost

According to the data, the average frost date for Vancouver, Washington is around the first of November. We are a bit early this year as we had a light frost last night. The weather forecasts show temperatures down into the 30s for the next week. That means the days are numbered for the tender plants. That is a shame, because as you can see in the above photo, the 'Bonfire' begonias are spectacular. I covered them last night and will do so again tonight. Another plant that I hate to see go is the Spanish Flag vine (Ipomoea lobata). This is the first time I've ever grown it and I was amazed at how spectacular it has been. Also amazing for me is the fact that I grew it from seed which means it is a very easy plant to grow. It starts to perform very late, late August if I recall correctly, but what a lovely thing it is. I did not cover this (that would have been a chore) and I could tell it was not as vibrant today.

The Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia 'Charles Grimald…

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