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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Frost and Seedpods

Monarda punctata

Frost flowers on verbesina virginica
Last year... The temps got down to 7°  and the frost flowers grew with each day that the temp was below freezing.

Dog fennel frost flowers
The frost flowers on the verbesina are well known and often posted all over the internet... These frost blooms on the dog fennel... seem to be less documented.

Blooms on the plum tree... They're calling for temps in the teens tonight, with chill index in the single digits... How is that going to affect my plums?

The cat has attitude....

This hardy lemon... doesn't seem especially hardy...

Monarda seed pods

Verbesina seed heads

Agalinis purpurea seed pods...

Dog fennel

I hope everybody stays warm in these record setting freezing temps... And... Here's hoping someone collects the bounty on that d... groundhog...coulda done without the 6 more weeks of winter...

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jean Campbell said...

Fruit trees just will start blooming ahead of a freeze, won't they? Usually they at least hold back some tight buds that appreciate the days of winter chill. If every blossom made a fruit, the limbs would break. I think nature has it worked out by now.

February 18, 2015 at 11:43 AM  

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