Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sasanqua Camellia...Looking On The Bright Side


Here is a sweet sasanqua camellia blooming today. I'm concentrating on that because I can't think about the ferns, geraniums, plumbago, potato vine, limonium and begonias (that were still blooming) that have been zapped. We haven't had this kind of a killing freeze for a number of years...and when we did I had a much less diverse yard with fewer sensitive plants. All I can do is wait and see what comes back. Although I have to say...I'm not too sad about the limonium...they've gotten too big for where they are and they actually look pretty sad each spring from (less) cold weather. So now I'll have all kinds of lovely dead looking plants for a while until it's safe to prune them back...about March or so. For now the dead branches will protect the core of the plant and hopefully allow it to survive.

5 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

Oh, Leslie - congratulations on the lovely Sasanqua and condolences on the frozen garden. Those slightly tender plants are always so tempting to me, too.

We're currently encased in ice with predictions that the weather is getting even worse. I don't want to think about defrosted plants!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

MrBrownThumb said...

Hi Leslie,

I just came back to say thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I hope your plants survive and that things look better in the Spring.

Carol said...

All those colder than normal weather everyone, except where I am. We are still enjoying a mild winter!

Rory said...

Hi Leslie,
I'm a new gardener in Davis and I'm wondering if you know of any seed swaps here. I've asked around a little and haven't come up with anything. But if you have some inside info I'd appreciate a heads up.
Thanks!
Rory

Leslie said...

Hi Rory...welcome to Davis gardening!
No...I don't know of any seed swaps but I am in the midst of ordering seeds for this year and may be interested in swapping some...I'll post a list when I get it together...I do know I'm ordering Brandywine tomatoes since that is one of my New Year's resolutions (well, not just to buy the seeds, but grow and eat a Brandywine tomato!)