If you read my post “The recalcitrant hibiscus”, then you know that I think surely she’s an alien. Specifically, a Triffid. Not the really cool type of Triffid in the BBC series. No, I mean the starring Howard Keel who has been in Broadway and film musicals, type of Triffid from 1962. Right now it is 40 F ( 5 C). Yes, here in Florida. I’ve brought in all the delicate potted plants and have chased lizards all night. I didn’t screen the pots well enough. At least the lizards will be warm.