Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'...poor thing has been flat on the ground, iced over, and snowed on, and it keeps on keeping on. I know the wily ways of the Acacia however and while it can look like all's well it's really already dead. Fifteen degrees as a low on Friday morning and days and nights below freezing, I don't have much hope. Still if you went ahead and opened up those yellow flowers of powerful scent I would be oh so happy...
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen' — at least the hummingbirds don't care if it's vertical or horizontal. They do care however if it's iced, or snowed over. That makes them very unhappy. Thankfully even with substantial snow a few blooms are peeking out.
Those wilted orange bits on the Abutilon nuabtang were trying to be flowers, before the last ice storm I mean. Now it's buried under the snow, I doubt they're looking better.
Callistemon viridiflorus seed pod, that was once a flower!
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’...these want to be flowers, and soon.
I wonder if it will happen?
Correa backhouseana, I was afraid to touch them or even breath when I was close to these — for fear they weren't real. How can they still be hanging on?
Eriobotrya japonica flowers were trying to look like flowers, and they still very much smelled like flowers.
Magnolia laevifolia, flowers in waiting. Cinnamon buds of beauty in the mean-time.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae is also looking ahead a month or so. "I will flower...you just try and stop me!"...
Helleborus argutifolius...one tough plant.
Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold' is a touch more hardy than the ‘Akebono’, I have faith I will be seeing these flowers soon-ish.
Euphorbia rigida, starting the push to those acid green flowers I love so much.
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'...so colorful and full of bashful-bud promise.
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Sentinel’ is currently feeding the local hummingbirds, since I brushed off the snow-cover that is.
Along with the Arctostaphylos x 'Austin Griffiths'.
Mahonia x media 'Charity' is unfazed by this winter business. Couldn't care less.
So that's a look at what's what outside, there are also things happening inside. A second bloom has opened on the Mammillaria gracilis var. fragilis.
And this "annual" whatever it's name is (Tradescantia something or other — which I only brought in because I didn't want the container it's in to freeze) is blooming it's heart out with these little purple flowers.
And the darn Brugmansia! Three flowers are open now, with two more on the way.
They definitely develop more of a orange hue inside, outdoors they stay creamy white.
I had fun seeing what the light would do to the insides of the trumpet.
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