Most of you probably already know all about this. But for those of us not used to a steady diet of below freezing days, I thought some tips might be useful. Here are a few articles I found:
PROTECTING PLANTS DURING COLD WEATHER
If the weather suddenly turns cold, early-flowering and tender plants may need special protection to avoid damage by freezing temperatures. There are several ways you can provide winter protection, including 1) mulching; 2) covering the plants; 3) moving them; or 4) taking advantage of a light snow covering.
How to Take Care of Outdoor Plants in Cold Weather
For the avid gardener, cold weather is a good reason to worry; plant foliage and roots can be damaged by extreme cold and even lead to the death of your plants. This can be discouraging after spending all spring and summer carefully grooming your yard into a lush garden. Several steps can be taken, however, to help protect your precious plants and keep them healthy during the cold season.
CARING FOR PLANTS THRU A FREEZE