Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I don't know about you, but my garden looks a little sad after the hard freezes last week.
Most of the plants will come back but I found some unexpected damage, including the Blue Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus, var. unknown). I didn't cover it. We ran out of sheets and I knew it was good down to 10F degrees on a night forecast for 20F. Who knows? Maybe the temp dropped below 10F or wind-chill was lower or maybe my Agapanthus is not cold-hardy that low. Now most fronds are laying down and I can see mush.
I love it in early summer too, when it pops up long stems of tubular blue flowers that draw in the hummingbirds.
Can you see the female black-chin hummingbird hovering amidst the flowers?
My blog-friend Pam, who writes the great garden blog, Digging, posted a helpful what-do-we-do-now page for nurturing freeze-damaged plants. Click on over and take a look, it's good advice and may help you save some of your plants.