“Flowers not freeze?” [gesturing to the pansies, hyacinths, and muscari I’d potted up earlier in the day]
“No, pansies are tough; they should be fine. Even if it snows a little.”
“Not freeze??” [making sure he understood me, I think]
“Not freeze! They’ll be fine!”
[big smile] “Beautiful, beautiful! Buy at Menard’s?”
I didn’t actually get them at Menard’s (local hardware store), but I’m sure Menard’s has them too, so I nodded yes. He went off with a little extra spring in his step — I suspect there’ll be pansies added to his yard sometime this week.