Take care with plants during weekend's cool weather

That 100-degree Monday is fast becoming a memory.

Temperatures are forecast to fall into the 40s during the next few nights, cool enough that you may want to protect vinca flowers, basil and ornamental sweet potato vines that like the weather warmer.

If you have small pots of these or of tropical plants, you can bring them into the garage at night, or cover them with something light, extension agent Bob Neier says.