Monday, December 6, 2010

But it's Not Even Winter Yet!

It is absolutely freezing in Atlanta today.  It's currently 38 degrees (our high today), and not supposed to get out of the 40's until Friday.....not the sort of weather that makes for a happy gardener!

The tetrapanax has gone from its lush tropical look to that of wet tissues.  At least it's opening up the view of the native azalea, which will be one of spring's first bloomers.
The fatsia japonica is bowing down in the cold temps, as well. It's funky blossoms are reaching for the ground rather than for the sun! Fortunately it's much tougher than it looks, and will perk right back up when it warms up a bit.
The aucuba looks like it's trying to get into a fetal position!
Oh, well, seems like the perfect day to go and get my annual flu vaccination!  Stay warm wherever you are!


  1. Cold as a whore's heart, here. Suppose to e 16f here in the morning and not get out of the 30's until Thursday.
    Get the mittens out. :)

  2. It's cold here too at 35F. Feels frigid!

  3. The first year I had my Fatsia it did that, and I was hearbroken thinking it had died. Now I regard it as a living thermometer.

  4. Well, New England boy, you can run, but you can't hide! It's miserable here in western NY - lake effect snow every day for the foreseeable future, wind chill, shoveling, all the worst features of winter. And it isn't even officially winter yet!