Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Frost

This morning, which, with any luck, will be our last frosty morning in a while, I went out to take photos of some of the collapsed foliage. Frost does add a lot of beauty to dead and dying plants at this time of year.

Tetrapanax leaf

Hardy Geranium and oak leaf

Self-sown Cerinthe major

Cardoon leaves looking like velvet


Sedum 'Autumn Joy'



Sedum 'Angelina'


Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' looks like ribbon


There's still plenty out there in the garden that no amount of frost will improve.

18 comments:

  1. I could almost like winter. Great pictures Alison.

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  2. Pretty pictures Alison! Frost are never welcome of course but they are undeniably photogenic :)

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  3. I remember that I found frost enchanting when I was a kid - and didn't have a garden to worry about.

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  4. So pretty! Let's hope that the rest of the winter is mild.

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  5. We didn't have that much frost. It was too dry, and our plants look freeze dried.

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  6. I'm with Linda. (you captured the only beautiful part of plant death).

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  7. Oh what beautiful photos Alison ! Hate that frost thing , but you remind us what beauty there is in every season.

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  8. Frost is so good at making artistic patterns, the leaves have a different texture when edged in frost, quite beautiful.

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  9. Pictures of the frosty garden are beautiful. We have no frost, it is wet and muddy in the garden.

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  10. Nice! I like the cardoons especially.

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  11. My frozen mess was not photogenic like yours. The second night several degrees below freezing took out the last of the Brug blossoms. And the smell! Tuesday everything smelled like dead vegetation.

    Now we head toward warmer and wet. Again.

    I whacked the Durantas to the ground, ugly things and chopped down the Cannas. I hauled off a truck load of dead stuff while DH backed the mower over leaves, tons of leaves. We may be bleak but we'll be neatly bleak.

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  12. We actually had no frost until we had our first now and then the freeze ended the garden. I miss having frosty pics....yours are wonderful.

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  13. These photos are stunning, Alison. I usually dread frost but this makes me want to enjoy it more :-)

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  14. I'm not fond of frost but you, my friend, have brilliantly emphasized its upside. Hurry up spring!

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  15. Every picture was of frigid perfection, Alison. I should take more time to appreciate the intricacies of nature, too often I'm rushing around from one thing to another.

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  16. Oh you managed to capture the beauty of the season very well.

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  17. Wonderful photos. Amazing how beautiful frost can be.

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