It's late enough now to tell what didn't survive the winter, and I'm quite surprised both at all of the plants that did survive, and the few that didn't. Muhly grass and elephant ears didn't make it. I'm super bummed out that my black-eyed susans, started from seed 3 or 4 years ago, didn't either. The huge sprays of golden yellow were hands down my favorite flowers in the garden last year.
Just in time to lift my spirits, yesterday my first ever clematis bloom opened. I got this clematis at a plant sale last spring for $1.
Would anyone like to guess what this is? Hint: the seeds of this plant are always sold as an annual, but it's a perennial plant here in the deep south.
It's a four-o-clock tuber!
Below are some lettuce (little gem romaine) and sugar snap peas harvested this weekend. We've really enjoyed our fresh salads. I'm trying to prolong the remaining lettuces by covering them with a sheet during the day (since it's already in the 80s here).
Christmas ferns unfurling:
Azaleas are still blooming:
Hope you're all enjoying a warm and sunny spring!