The first thing I did when I saw that they had been affected by the frost was smack myself in the head. Then I hauled out the dolly and wheeled them in, where they've been sitting since then, only slightly in the way (I really need to re-organize the garage.) The only light they get is when I open the garage door to move the car in and out to go shopping or run errands.
Once they were nipped by the frost, the leaves and buds all shriveled up, and over the course of several weeks, they all dropped off.
|Old shriveled dead leaves|
I noticed a few days ago, they've started to produce new leaves. But they're freaky weird pale ghost leaves. Because the plants aren't getting any light. But I don't dare move them back out, we'll probably have plenty more frost and maybe even a hard freeze.
|Looks like this one has even produced a flower bud|
At least I know they're alive. And they'll have a really good head start on producing flowers in the spring.