Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Maple Hill Hop 14

Maple Hill Hop
Welcome back to 
The Maple Hill Hop,
where we share what's happening outside our door.

In the past week, we've had temperatures dipping down into the 30's.
With a coating of frost,
the garden has suffered just a bit.
A few years ago, I decided to plant a Florida-friendly garden
so that plants can thrive regardless of the changes in weather.
It's nice to know that I needn't be overly concerned with the whims of Mother Nature.

It rarely gets cold enough here to cause frost on the grass and rooftops.

 Once the threat of frost is gone,
this blue daze will be cut back and will be rejuvenated.

The tips of the avocado tree have been a bit frost bitten,
but the rest of the tree seems to be unscarred.

The eggplant also suffered from the frigid temperatures,

 and yet, it's still putting out blossoms.

The ferns in the back bed don't like the cold one bit!

 On the other hand,
the carrots are unaffected and are thriving.
They should be extra sweet when we harvest them in a few more weeks.

The snap peas will be even better since kissing the frost.

The African Iris out front just keeps right on blooming.

I'm convinced that you just can't kill rosemary.
It's one hearty herb.

With more cold on the way later this week,

I'm glad this lil' guy is still bundled up in his chrysallis.
Seems like the best place to be!

What's going on outside where you live?
Hop on!