Around here when the temperature dips to 25 degrees or below for up to 4 to 8 hours, it's called a "hard freeze". A hard freeze warning means it's time to protect the 3 p's: pets, pipes and plants. We had a hard freeze warning night before last and this is what my birdbath looked like when I got up yesterday morning to a temperature of 19 degrees. This is supposed to be Florida! Unfortunately the hard freeze warnings extended further south in the state too and that means the citrus and vegetable crops suffered some damage.