For some reason, this post never got finished (or posted) last year. Oh well – now, with the early freeze we’ve had, instead it can serve as a comparison for what it looks like this year. All three in the foreground of the last photo (Chocolate Cosmos, Echium wildpretii, and Salvia ‘Amistad’) didn’t make it through last winter’s record lows at all, but the Canna in the background did – to my surprise! All the others did too, but no berries on the Rubus lineatus this year. It obviously needs a two-year stretch of warm weather to make that happen in our climate. Last winter, it died down completely, but sprouted back in the spring. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, it is a relative of the blackberry!
Not much new here at the homestead… just some more reds. I think I’m going to have to mix it up a bit for next year, don’t you agree?