Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Connecticut’s first frost of autumn 2016 arrived last night which meant covering the outdoor plants and pumpkins. According to the howtogardener.com the first frost of the season is distinguished from the first freeze by temperature.   When temperatures are predicted to drop to 36 degrees F or below, prepare for the first frost which can kill plants left outside. Following the first fall frost, the first freeze – 32 degrees F or below – typically arrives about two weeks later, notes howtogardener.com.     Even hardy mums need some TLC -tender loving care- when the nights become slightly more than what New¬†Englanders refer to as¬†crisp. Light cloth is all that is required to protect the vegetation.…