We got a good rain last week and have had temps in the 20s for the past week in the mornings. I'm thankful for the rain. Before the freeze, I received as early Christmas gifts - 2 Pink Knockouts, 2 Variegated Privets and a Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly. I think it's great to receive plants as Christmas gifts. My daughter and son-in-law, also as a Christmas gift, have ordered 3 Cherry trees for me. I think one is a Bing and the other Stella. I'm not sure what the 3rd one is. I took some early morning photos of the garden since the freeze.
|Kanjiro Camellia bud|
|Double Red Knockout rose|
|Pride of Houston Yaupon Holly|
|This is the "entryway" that will in the future have a gate. Originally|
this is were I had Elaeagnus shrubs planted, which died from the
extreme heat wave and drought. I have replaced
them with 2 Pink Knockouts.
|To the left and right of the Knockouts and |
I have planted
Variegated Privet which are alongside
the remaining Elaeagnus.
|Variegated Privet in foreground.|
The two photos below-
are from my old house and
show how they look
when they have several
years growth. Privet
is on the right and left of Knockouts.