I've been admiring some of the beautiful frosty pictures on many blogs lately. By the time I've gotten out with the camera most of the frost is gone from the plants, but it has hung around almost all day on the grass and a few other plants.
Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina) has held onto the frost almost all day. I love how the textures look with "frosting".
The Breadseed Poppies that have self sown from the summer flowers have been sprouting like crazy. So far they have survived the frosts. I'll be interested to see how long they last.
The Flower Carpet rose has been unfazed by the cold weather. It's in a corner that gets a lot of sun on these clear cold days, I think that helps.
Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' doesn't seem to know winter is right around the corner. Lots of flowers are on the plant.
A little bit of what's going on inside the house. African Violets are flowering for their third time this year (I guess fertilizer does help) and there are buds on the one on the left. Paperwhites have begun blooming, I love the smell but I know others don't. Amaryllis bulbs have sprouted and the Ornamental Pepper is doing great as well. I do have one Amaryllis that has been sitting for three weeks with no new growth although the bulb is green. Is that normal?
A closeup of one of the Paperwhites. I found a Delftware pot that had been my Grandma's and started the bulbs in it. It makes it feel like she's around having these pretty flowers blooming in one of the pieces from her collection.Now I hope you will visit Tootsie at Tootsie Time who hosts Fertilizer Friday each week and see what else is blooming in both frosty and warm places around the world.