|I'd sort of hoped the freezing weather would kill this agave, which is just too big now.|
Our 1941 house has its original wood frame windows, which we normally love, but I definitely did not love their draftiness in that cold weather and am happy to be wearing only one layer of clothing and no knit cap inside the house this weekend.
Outside the house today, I finally checked out the state of the garden. Our xeric lawnless front and side yards came through fine. The only things out there I covered were two potted succulents and my potted Blackfoot Daisies.
|Santolina and rosemary fare well, whether it's 30 or 103.|
|Paperwhites' blooms crashed and burned, but their stalks and leaves are still perky.|
|Even in a pot, the Mexican Feathergrass is another xeric plant that can handle cold or heat.|
|Covering these leaf lettuces paid off.|
|I covered this second round of beet seedlings, and although they're small, they look healthy.|
|I covered my potted aloes, but it wasn't enough--should have brought them inside. I think this one will bounce back, though.|
|Violas fared well covered and did double duty as an anchor for the row cover protecting the garlic.|