Monday, January 18, 2010

This little windmill palm (in Grimsby, ON) is protected only with Freeze Pruf which the manufacturer claims buys about a half a hardiness zone. So far this palm has seen a low of -14.7 C. I'll post updates as I know more.

This Aucuba in my own garden is doing well despite being completely exposed. The one in the background is in a more ideal, sheltered location. (All pictures taken today)

The Fargesia robusta has not lost any foliage yet.

Viburnum rhytidophyllum.
I saw a nice 9-10 foot specimen in a local garden this week, but I didn't have my camera with me.

The Heather is still blooming. It is a strange winter again.

Hebe sutherlandii has not been bothered by the long stretch of freezing temperatures with lows near -15C.

I wish I could say the same for the Agave. If anyone has any thoughts on whether this will survive I would love to hear them.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just a few pictures taken around the garden today. The hardy cacti and broad-leaved evergreens are looking great. The plant I'm most curious about (Agave paryii) is buried under snow. I thought I should leave it that way.