Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Calculating the Damage

Temperatures were close to 32 degrees at 10:30 last night and this morning they were a bone-chilling 30 degrees. So, as expected many tender tropicals were cooked. Fortunately, the winds kept any frost from settling on the grass so it is still green.
The angel trumpet leaves look like wilted greens.
The glorybowers are toast, but they needed a major pruning anyway.
This croton really took a beating, but it also needed a major pruning in spring.
These jewels of opar are probably one of the most cold sensitive plants in my yard. They look like this when temps get into the high 30's. Too tender for this part of Florida.
And the impatiens are hanging their sad little heads this morning. They also needed a major spring pruning. The good news is that the crinum lilies and the bromeliads look great.

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