It is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day! (And also Garden Bloggers’ Snow and Ice Day 😦
Today is the 22nd of January and time to join with Christina at My Hesperides Garden to share a few views of the foliage in our garden. We were expecting quite a snow today, so I took advantage of a delightfully sunny afternoon yesterday to grab a few photos for this report.
Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ has held up well and even with our recent freezing weather is showing the lovely soft pink of new growth.
The gold ligustrum, ajuga, sedum, fern and carex are all holding up well. (Drift over the photos to see their identification.)
Ipheion foliage has been up and vigorous for weeks. I expect to begin to see its blooms in days if not weeks.
The “Winter Gem’ Korean boxwood is showing what damage can be done to foliage when it hasn’t had time to harden off before a good frost. The late fall/early winter warm weather is the culprit in getting the boxwood to put out all that new growth. It may be a bit unsightly now, but I will trim it over the winter and no one will ever know.
Please visit Christina at My Hesperides Garden to see what she and others are sharing from their gardens.
As for the expected white weather, this is what I woke up to this morning; I’m glad I took the photos yesterday. And some kind of white stuff is falling as I write; this may be just the beginning of a few more inches of snow…or sleet…or ice. My thoughts and prayers go out for those further north who are surely in for a big one.