(Don't forget to enlarge the photos)
It's Wildflower Wednesday and the planned wildflower post was set aside
when I saw the garden all frosted white. The weather had been humid and chilly when we went to sleep and this morning everything was covered with frost...The roofs were so white it looked like a light snow cover. There was no stopping me from grabbing my camera and trying to capture as much of the icy beauty before the sun melted it all. The seedheads of liatris, silkgrasses, goldenrods, asters and The Susans have all been left to reseed or feed the critters. Those long limbs to the left are Natchez 'Crape Myrtle'....underplanted with spirea, goldenrods and monardas.They have never looked better then covered with frost and glistening in the sunrise.
The pink and burgundy leaves of the x-asters massed beneath the Bur Oak look fantastic frosted....When I stained the garden chairs purple, I had hoped for snow cover to make them pop, but they look wonderful
Each summer The Susans cover this area~Now you can see the River Oats, amsonias, asters, cotinus and juniper share the space, too.
The spireas never looked better~which is good, I had been planning to move them to the wayback backyard! Now they have a reprieve...We'll see..that space could still be used for a wildflower or two.
A spiderweb has knit the branches of a crape myrtle together.
What would a frosted garden be without at least one rose.
There's no denying that Nashville's long growing season has come to an end! What a glorious end it has been!
ed. Just a quick note~~surgery has been rescheduled and I couldn't be happier!
Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.