>**It's always nice to have life put into perspective. On the Northern >CA (USA) coast we have moderate temperatures, and our little bouts of >freezes are usually in Dec with a sneaky batch in mid to late January. >Three nights of 27-28F in mid Feb have knocked the wind out of me and >some of the more tender plants. >I had been chomping back figuring it was safe now. >Surprise! > >All my species Fuchsias are frozen, the Cannas too. I'll find more >things as each day arrives after the freezing nights. >. >I moved the Ferraria and some orchids in spike into the house where >it'll probably be too warm for them. >I'm trying to cover the Lachs at night. > >Sigh... is it snowing up there, yet, still? we might get some flurries tonight... Crinum foliage collapsed night before last, many alstroemeria likewise, a Watsonia inflorescence wilted just as it reached full bloom, but lots of daffodils and related narcissus look fine; and Freesia alba also is standing tall with flowers about ready to pop. Could have been worse. Roy Davis, CA; after a 28 F (-2 C) siege two nights ago.