"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Monday, March 4, 2013

Coming in like ……

a lion…..

…….yep,it got down to 32 degrees at TheGreatWall,but there seems to be no damage….

Indian Hawthorne (Rhaphiolepis indica)
did fine….

as did the Coral Honeysuckle(Lonicera sempervirens)

which is just now starting to bloom…..

Even though I didn’t cover it,and it was in bloom and bud,
Banana Shrub (Michelia figo) also sailed through…..

I followed Dad’s advice,and left the orchids on their own……
….some were protected on the lanai,and some were under other plantings…
and they did just fine…..


This is the time of year my orchids are putting on their show…..

                                                           March better go out like this…..


….just sayin’…..


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Boy, it was really cold down here this morning, but not as cold as you got. I would love that coral honeysuckle, can't remember seeing that anywhere. It is native? Love, love, love your orchids. Glad everything did well in spite of the cold.

Enjoy your week ~ FlowerLady

Unknown said...

Lorraine-don't know if it's a native(I think it is)but it is reliable thru our winters and the hummingbirds love it.

Anonymous said...

Your orchids are beautiful!

I have a coral honeysuckle, but have yet to see any hummers nearby. Glad to hear they like it . . . perhaps I should add another one or two to my "hummingbird garden".

We had frost twice this past week or so and although some plants are burnt to a small degree, nothing major. I'm hoping it's the last of it because I'm eager to get started on my spring plantings.

Have a great week~


Deborah said...

Oh swoonalicious! That coral honeysuckle! Good girl, following Dad's advice...really can't fail. Just look at all that glory on your little piece of earth. DeLovely.
**kisskiss** Deb


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