“Frozen”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Just like the rest of the country, we have had our cold weather, too. For the second morning, the birdbaths have been frozen solid.



While we haven’t had the awful extremes of cold that other parts of the country have, it has been very cold here in the Gulf Coast. The last two days have had freezing night time temperatures for six to eight hours. Luckily, it only got down to about 25 degrees, but for this usually mild area, that is cold.

I protected all my tender plants and everything seems to be fine. But, sometimes I am surprised by what survives cold freezing weather with no protection. A good example of this is the macho ferns that sprouted in the ground next to a large container of the fern. When I moved the container to a protected area, four little ferns were left. Even after the freezing temperatures, of the last two nights, these little ferns are still standing tall with the smallest only having a little freeze burn at the very tips.



When it warms up, I’ll have to pot these babies up.



  1. Scott said,

    December 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    those poor birds…I remember growing up in Nebraska, every morning I’d have to go outside and bring in the cats’ water bowl to thaw and re-fill.

  2. Phillip said,

    December 29, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Stay warm – it has been cold here for so long but warmer temperatures are on the way (along with storms I’m afraid).

  3. Janet said,

    December 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Think this winter is going to be a long and crazy one. Hope your tender plants are ok.

  4. Patty said,

    December 29, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Looks like you’ll have gotten quite a coldspell down there. It has been real cold here too. I’m afraid we will loose plants too,even those usually hardy here

  5. RobinL said,

    December 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I’m sure you don’t get much in the way of heavy freezes there, but my bird bath has been frozen solid for weeks! Today it got above freezing for the first time in ages, and the birdies can finally get a drink.

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