I am not sure what my garden is doing at the moment because I am lucky to be away visiting in Florida. Friends report that there has been ice, snow, rain, melt, freeze, more ice, so I hope my plants are safely snoozing. Here are some lovely local plants I saw on a walk yesterday.
The bougainvillea are stunning.
Bird of Paradise
I don’t know the name of this but I like the two different colored blossoms
And those tulips I mentioned? There are lots of pretty shells here. The smaller ones are called banded tulips and the larger are the true tulips – one with a tillandsia tucked inside.
Happy New Year. The seed catalogues will be here before we know it. The garden is snoozing beneath a layer of new snow (and ice). I have left it alone to sleep away the winter and have gone south to St. Petersburg, FL. Houseplants have been organized and repotted to make it easier for the house sitter to take care of them. Deer fence was put up before I left to dissuade the beasties from nibbling the azaleas this winter. Some lucky orchids and tillandsias made the trip south with me.
We had a small ice/snow event the end of December and the garden looked quite lovely.
Next morning was fairyland.
I have lots of plans for the 2017 garden, and I even wrote some of them down so I will remember them. In the meantime, Primrose and I hope the snows this winter are enough to blanket the plants and the cold is not too severe.