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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Brrrrrrr

Now that I'm back inside and can feel my fingers again, I thought I'd post some photos I just took of my frost-decorated garden.

Melianthus major -- Will it survive? We'll see

Melianthus major

Melianthus major

Euphorbia -- Maybe now is a good time to cut this plant back, the irritating sap is probably frozen solid

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Tetrapanax

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Rudbeckia seedhead

Lily seedhead

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos, Allison! As I mentioned on FB, we got frost, but not enough to get photos like this...we just didn't have enough moisture in the air, I guess. I'm crossing my fingers that we get at least one good show like this.

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  2. Wow what a show! Things are definitely crispy frozen around here but like Scott said there aren't any crystals to be seen except for on my black mondo grass, always the drama queen.

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  3. Oh my! Frost makes a pretty picture but I hope your plants survive the experience.

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  4. Your photos are stunning, worth the numb fingers.

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  5. Beautiful pictures! We got very cold last night but no frost on the plants in my garden but in lots of areas around there was. It was cold enough and I had to scrape my windshield. Wonder what the plants will look like in a couple of days?

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  6. Frost - not welcome but at least it's pretty!

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  7. Such a beautiful frost pictures. I love when frost is in the air but I think it is a bit early. Hope your Melianthus will survive it is such a beautiful plant.

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  8. Terrible beauty. We're in for it this weekend, temps are supposed to plummet to eleven above. Yuck. Love your photos!

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  9. It is all so beautiful. This morning while it was still dark, I went to let Jack the dog out back and the security light went on and the grass was a carpet of the most brilliant diamonds...truly breathtaking.

    Stay warm my friend...I here this is to last for a few more days. xo

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  10. Thanks for sacrificing the comfort of your fingers to get these shots...simply spectacular.

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  11. Can't believe it is so frosty already! Love the ice crystals on the plants, magical!

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  12. Beautiful photos indeed... I had just gotten inside and managed to warm up a little, but they made me shiver again... I (vainly?) hope we get another warm respit soon...

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  13. Wow. Wonderful photos. We just didn't have enough moisture for those lovely frost crystals here. It was just cold.

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  14. What wonderful photos you captured. We have had frosts and freezes overnight here for many days now, but have had so little rain this fall that everything is too dry to hold a frost. It's one of my favorite sights on a cold morning, so I missed seeing the sparkle and crystals until I saw them here. Thanks for giving me a frosty morning!

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  15. Beautiful pictures, thank you for capturing them! Nice....does it seem early to you?

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  16. Wow, gorgeous frost pictures! We've had some hard freezes so far but today is in the 50s.

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  17. Lovely photos. we rarely get hoar frost like that in Suffolk. It is absolutely beautiful. But you seem to have started winter early. You'd better keep warm and concentrate on the garden in your mind.
    Chloris

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  18. I love your frozen garden...so gorgeous...mine is now covered in white.

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  19. I am so excited about your greenhouse. Is assembly included or is it DIY? What do you plan to put in it first? Oh, the possibilities!

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  20. The ice crystals are so beautiful, and varied in form. I took some too on my last blog, but things are warming up now.

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  21. Isn't frost an amazing thing? I love how you allowed us to get up close and personal with it--without freezing our patooties off. Stay warm. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  22. Wow, you had an amazing display of frost. I don't know that I've ever gotten frost to form such lengthy crystals in my garden. Great photos! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  23. Wow. Gorgeous photos! It still blows my mind to see the difference in weather between our neighboring zones.

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  24. The frost is very beautiful...but I'm glad I'm not there. Brrrr, indeed!

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  25. Wow! Great photos! Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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