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.