There is a frost warning tonight, so as a first for this blog we will have a nighttime post! We went out just a bit ago to cover the strawberry plants, the garlic and pea sprouts (visible in the west garden, top in this pic) should be okay, my wife says they are hardier plants. Same with all the hostas, irises, day lillies (lilys?) and lily of the valley early growth and sprouts. But the lilac has bunches of buds that are days from opening, I hope they weather the cold night.
On a side note, you may have noticed the look of this site has changed. It needed updating to a wider format, and though this is one of Blogger's canned templates, it does not mess up the old posts too much and will do nicely for now. Also, a friend of mine from work has started a site for his garden and pond. I urged him in this direction and I think he will enjoy it as much or more than I like doing my sites. He already has some great pics up, give him a visit here, or on the link in the right column.