"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Monday, March 4, 2013

Coming in like ……

a lion…..

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…….yep,it got down to 32 degrees at TheGreatWall,but there seems to be no damage….

Indian Hawthorne (Rhaphiolepis indica)
did fine….
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as did the Coral Honeysuckle(Lonicera sempervirens)
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which is just now starting to bloom…..
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Even though I didn’t cover it,and it was in bloom and bud,
Banana Shrub (Michelia figo) also sailed through…..
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I followed Dad’s advice,and left the orchids on their own……
….some were protected on the lanai,and some were under other plantings…
and they did just fine…..
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This is the time of year my orchids are putting on their show…..

                                      Soooo……
                                                           March better go out like this…..

lamb 

….just sayin’…..

4 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Boy, it was really cold down here this morning, but not as cold as you got. I would love that coral honeysuckle, can't remember seeing that anywhere. It is native? Love, love, love your orchids. Glad everything did well in spite of the cold.

Enjoy your week ~ FlowerLady

ChrisC said...

Lorraine-don't know if it's a native(I think it is)but it is reliable thru our winters and the hummingbirds love it.

eli said...

Your orchids are beautiful!

I have a coral honeysuckle, but have yet to see any hummers nearby. Glad to hear they like it . . . perhaps I should add another one or two to my "hummingbird garden".

We had frost twice this past week or so and although some plants are burnt to a small degree, nothing major. I'm hoping it's the last of it because I'm eager to get started on my spring plantings.

Have a great week~

eli

Deborah said...

Oh swoonalicious! That coral honeysuckle! Good girl, following Dad's advice...really can't fail. Just look at all that glory on your little piece of earth. DeLovely.
**kisskiss** Deb

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