Here in south Austin, we got our first real freeze on Tuesday night. But fear not, ye alle, for there’s still some color to be found in my garden.
Second up, we have winter-blooming germander, which I am shocked to report I did not kill in the 12 months since I planted it. It doesn’t look spectacular like the one along Lady Bird Lake, but it’s alive, so I’m proud:
Next up, some surprise bright-red hips on the Rainbow Knockout, the only one of my 5 varieties of Knockout to develop hips. This is one Knockout that definitely looks its best and grows the most in cooler weather. In the summer, it looks like a pox-ridden and jaundiced version of its winter self.
No flowers here, but I’m amused by how the leaves on the far right of canna ‘Australia’ survived the freeze and look fresh and glossy. Actually, everything right along the house looks pretty good, which only proves how incredibly fond of insulation homebuilders were in the 1970’s:
Stay warm, everyone!