Thursday, December 10, 2009

Today the temperature dropped to 8 degrees Celius below zero as witnessed by the ice covered sedge beside the fountain.

The Arbutus blossoms are frozen solid, but still looking ok for now.

I took this picture of Abelia Ed Goucher a few days ago. It has been in bloom all summer. I checked them again today but the flowers have disappeared.

Another amazing bloomer is Campanula Blue Waterfall. It has also been in bloom all summer and this picture was also taken a few days ago. The blooms are still there today, but a little more shriveled than they appear here.

The cylindropuntia (foreground), pencil cholla (centre left) Agave (centre right) and Yucca gloriosa (behind agave) seem unfazed by the cold.

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