To Camellias like the one above, it means open blossoms may turn brown and fall off.
Tight buds remaining will open normally when the weather warms again.
To Formosa azaleas and their kin, it means the few open blossoms
may suffer. There are many more buds not yet open.
Rosemary is in bloom.
Rosemary doesn't seem to mind. The white azaleas behind may
look like dirty tissue after the freeze.
Loropetalum fringes can stand a good bit of cold.
I'm sure there are plenty of buds if these get nipped.
Loropetalums extend the season of early spring pink, opening ahead
of azaleas and extending beyond their bloom.
Three of our oldest loropetalums, limbed up as trees.
I cut this hyacinth and brought it in the house.
We are fortunate that our freezes usually come in early morning hours and
last a very short time. With the sun, temperatures rise quickly.
These little daffodils may not mind a brief chill.
I heaped pine straw over new growth on Hydrangea Variegata 'Mariesii' and some chartreuse alternanthera and my violas that were uncovered.
The cat and dog will be snug in their heated huts.
Greenhouse heaters are set to come on.
Electric heat pump will switch and gas furnace will come on in the house when temps are 38º outside.
I never feel ready. My feet are cold.