Lately, it has been cold and rainy in Colorado. I have already had to turn off the A/C and actually crank on the furnace. This is unusual for my area. We don't usually see the cold weather until mid to late October. The nights have been down right chilly with lows hovering around 42 degrees.
Some of my outdoor plants weren't quite ready for this cold snap.
In May I bought a small Coleus plant for a hanging basket on my covered back porch. When I checked it on Saturday, the stems were cold and brittle. I transplanted it into a bigger pot and brought it inside. Now it seems to be thriving in it's new location.
I also had a Boston Fern that I bought early summer. It was very small when I brought it home and it grew like crazy. I knew it's days were numbered, so my daughter, Erin took it home to her place and found a nice home for it. She even named it Frank the Fern.
It would be a shame to see these plants die due to the cold.