|Brrrrr - it's still cold out there! I'll be replacing a lot of Gazanzias this spring.|
We've had 10 degree temps, snow, freezing fog, black ice and generally awful conditions. Several days in a row with the high and low temps below freezing.
Although plants in the garden have been covered with every bucket, pot, pail, or container I could muster for more than a week, it looks like the arctic blast has finally moved on.
There were only so many buckets of different sizes and you feel like you have to choose between your beloved children and which ones you love more than others. Some of your babies aren't gonna make it!
Rain is now in the forecast and temps just a little above freezing. We will thaw out slowly for sure.
|100 gallon fish popsicles?|
|I think these babies are frozen solid! Poor fish!|
|A ghostlike Grevillea x 'Neil Bell' - he seems to have survived with little damage.|
|Daphne bholua (Garland Daphne) looking very sad :(|
|Plants covered here and there - couldn't cover them all!|
|Callistemon pallidus (Lemon Bottlebrush) with some damage, but otherwise looking good.|
|Forgot to cover Acacia boormanii' (Snowy River Wattle)! D'oh!|
|Daphne x houtteana looking a little fried.|
|Telopea x 'Braidwood Seedlings' (Australian Waratah) looking unphased.|
|Prostanthera lasianthos (Victorian Christmas Bush) looking fried!|
|Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf' is a gonner!|
|Pittosporum tobira 'Shima' also a gonner!|
|Callistemon viridiflorus 'Xera Compact' looking perky!|
|Grevillea juniperina 'Pink Lady' - very sad :(|
Hopefully all the buckets can come off this weekend and all will be revealed. The good with the ugly.
It may take weeks for the real damage to appear.