While most of the Amaranthus plants froze, I have not pulled them out of the garden just yet. The long, rope-like flowers, with the dead foliage, look interesting, in a freakish sort of way.
A few Amaranthus survived miraculously (pictured above) and have continued to grow during the odd, warm day we’ve had since the frost.
The best treat of all today was discovering the only bloom of the Abyssinian Lily (Acidanthera bicolor murielae).
The foliage beneath this bloom had frozen and so I didn’t think there was any chance of a flower emerging (pictured at right). It proved me wrong. The rest of the bulbs, of which there were about 20, have been pulled because the foliage was dead and without buds.
I’m amazed that the Gazanias continue to bloom as if they weren’t touched in the least by frost.
Since finishing the garage wall, I have been feeling at loose ends. I decided to paint some of the clay flowerpots I had stored in the garage. They are lining both the dining and living rooms, but so far, my son hasn’t complained. When I have stenciled some of the pots, I will some pictures of them.