It was 29 degrees with snow on the ground when I got up this morning. A hard frost. Annual flowers, tropical and summer vegetables look like they are made of glass and are hard to the touch. What to do now? First Frost is not the end of the garden, just the end of the plants that can't tolerate cold. Cut back the garden in stages, removing the uglies first and saving for later plants that have presentable seed heads and foliage. Pull out or cut off tender annuals killed by frost such as impatiens and coleus. Some will survive for a while such as cold resistant marigolds and snapdragons, so leave the ones that look ok for now. Pull out dead veggies but heavily mulch root crops such as rutabagas and carrots which can continue to be harvest until the ground freezes. Lift tender bulbs such as gladiola, dahlia and canna with a garden fork and cut off the tops, label them and let them dry. Don't shake off all the soil. After they've dried, store gladioli in open trays or hanging in panty hose so they are airy and dry. Store dahlias in a box of very slightly damp peat moss and mist monthly so they don't dry out completely. Don't be in a hurry. Their underground tubers will be okay in the ground for a couple of weeks so you have a while to do this.