Now for the bad part.
I don't mind winter. It's just a problem here because we had summer last week. With our see-saw of temperatures - 82 on Friday and 35 yesterday -- our plants get discombobulated.
And, so, many things are budding and blooming and thinking,
"Hey, this is nice -- lookit that sun -- shining on me. I think I will grow some tender shoot/sprouts/buds/leaves...Ahhhhhhh."
Then the next week Mother Nature comes along with an icy winter storm and smacks them upside the head. It IS winter, after all.
Sigh. So, I think the things I covered are fine, and the perennials will all be fine, it's just hard on them to go back and forth like that. But I know that those lemon buds are goners -- and our lemon production suffered a serious set-back.
Much of the rest of the nation is snowed/iced in or without power, so we're really lucky here to be safe and heated.
We'll just make lemonade later in the year...