Just over a week ago, on January 7, I showed you some of my blooms that were still going. That night we did finally have our first experience this season of below freezing temperatures with frost and that put an end to most of those blooms. It has continued to be chilly and rather dreary since then, although the temperatures haven't dipped quite that low again.
Still, even now, I do have a few blooms to show you.
|The violas, planted for their winter color and just because I love them so, continue to bloom, of course.|
|As do the cyclamen.|
|The ornamental cabbage "blooms" in a pot with heuchera, foxtail fern and pansies.|
|Somewhat surprisingly, some of the Copper Canyon daisy blossoms survived the frost.|
|As did some of the nearby 'Mystic Spires' salvia.|
|Even more surprisingly, even though much of the Cape honeysuckle was bitten by the frost, several of its blossoms also survive and our overwintering Rufous Hummingbirds are very grateful.|
|The prairie coneflowers also were not daunted by the frost.|
|The Fatsia japonica (Japanese aralia) which first put up its unassuming and quite inconspicuous bloom in early December is still flowering.|
|Elsewhere, buds on the Carolina jessamine...|
|Of course, my bottle tree is always in bloom!|