Wednesday, December 29, 2010


It's a frosty mornin' here in Central Florida.
Most of the yard is brown, so I guess there won't
be much in the way of gardening posts for a bit.
It's one huge, science experiment
to see what bounces back from this frigid weather.
One word springs to mind as the lesson learned-

Even the grass is crunchy...

That's ice on the lantana.

I guess this is why they're called evergreens, eh?

This sago palm is probably wondering where it is.


  1. Wow, my lantana was frosted over and turned brown two weeks ago! You were lucky to still have green leaves on yours. Or did you cover the plants before? Last night was our fourth or fifth frost this month. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. We are in such a cold pocket. I actually have a few non-natives that are looking green and blooming after all these frosts...roses, viburnums, bottlebrushes, and gerbera daisies, for instance. And they were completely exposed to the elements. The gerberas look especially bizarre, as they offer the only color left in the bed they sit in. Perky, bright pink daisies in a sea of brown.

    Yay for warmer weather!!!

  2. Yes, Floridagirl. What was green on the lantana is no longer.
    This is such a great learning time. We can see what makes it and what doesn't. I think some are more hardy than first believed.
    Temps in the 70's are welcome!


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