I woke up to snow, once again in zone 8! My gardenia doesn’t seem to mind…
2018 is off to a great start… just not in my garden! After being hit with a couple weeks of unusually low temperatures for zone 8 (well below freezing), I decided to survey the damage today. It looks like almost all of my flower plants (and many others) didn’t make it. Of course the weeds seem to thrive regardless of weather conditions (typical!). While most plants in the flower bed are gone, I came across this dusty miller which is still holding on. So it looks like I will be starting all over with the garden this year. I am disappointed to have lost so many plants, but look forward to starting some new seedlings in another month or so. Happy new year!
This is the first time I’ve seen my holly bush covered in this much snow. It feels particularly festive!
My new Christmas ornament from my trip to Norway.