I thought we were done with Pink Grass until I saw raindrops caught in the aging inflorescenses in the early morning sun.
I looked closely at remaining seeds and am tempted to gather and plant. Sigh. Usually I just divide these clumps; culms grow quickly to form new clumps..
Cabbages are starting to head.
Broccoli is heading as well -- those at the back. Tiny bunch onion sets were tucked in among the cole crops and are starting to grow. Cabbages and broccoli were started from seed. I even gave away some plants.
Almost life size in the pic. I can hardly wait.
Broad-leaf evergreens define the upper garden in winter.
I stuck another and another boxwood cutting and continue to do so.
Camellias from seed have reached blooming size.
It's a good thing I have new, sharp pruners.
Azaleas in the far view are a ways from blooming.
Resurrection fern at left.
Narcissus leaves are sprouting. I saw a bud.
I almost took down the bottle tree this year and hesitated.
Red Cascade rose beneath it is a candidate for pruning.
There is no end of winter chores waiting. I started pruning box before rains came. It's a big job that never ends. A nicely pruned boxwood throws out new shoots before the month is out even in winter here. Mr. Varnadoe told me decades ago to cut them back severely in January for renewal. Catbrier and blackberry vines come up through the shrubs and are a booger to remove.
Sometime between now and February I will look for Viola plants and make sure that are blooming a little bit before I buy, which was the mistake I made year before last -- bought handsome little plants that were stuck in among Violas that turned out to be big blue pansies.
It's a beautiful day today, clouds came and went, sun is in and out. I am seeing blogs with snowfall more frequently. What is the weather like at your place? If it is bad, start making plans; time flies.