As a veteran gardener, every year I answer the same question: When can I plant? The standard answer for Zone 5 is, “To be absolutely safe, don’t put tender plants in the ground before Mothers’ Day.” This year I broke my own rule in order to establish the garden before our daughter’s June 5 wedding. And yes, it is the night before Mothers’ Day and we are due to get frost this evening. Sigh.
So, hubby and I spent some time carting pots, hanging baskets, and flats of yet un-planted annuals to shelter. Tender plants that are not portable were covered, just in case.
I am resigned to waiting a few more days before returning them to their locations. Hopefully, Mothers’ Day will mark the end of frosty possibilities.