Well the day has finally arrived...Environment Canada is calling for minus 3 degrees overnight tonight in the Nanaimo/Vancouver island area. It was a nice run while it lasted. Today I will be mulching my canna/EE beds with straw and bringing in the last of the frost tender pots. The wind has knocked down much of the maple leaves which I will leave in place to help mulch the garden. I have a tiny greenhouse with a heat lamp (the kind you warm baby chicks with) for my very tenders, succulents, seedlings, etc. The banana wraps will wait until the leaves start to turn brownish. I bought a couple of racks with plastic covers from Canadian tire for my 1 gallon palms to give a gentle break from frosty winds and keep them from drowning if we get our usual rains. For my young palms in the garden, I surround them with 10-15 gallon pots that have had the bottoms cut out. This shelters the base from the worst of the cold winds and the black pots warm up in the daytime sun. I leave the pot uncovered so the palm still breathes and isn't completely bundled up. This worked wonders for my 1 gallon sized Butias and Jubeas. Anyone else have overwintering tips to share?