MIXED EMOTIONS

Well, it really turned cold …. for middle Georgia. The temperatures were in the teens last night, according to my thermometer. The predicted 20 degrees was 18 here in my micro-climate.

                                                                                         

While I dread the camellias that are open, turning to brown mush, above. I am thrilled that the peonies will have the required chill hours to put on a show. See what I mean about mixed emotions?

Still, it is better to look at the  bright side, I cannot control Mother Nature, (much as I try)  and the closed buds for  future blooms look  perfect….so far.

                                                                                   

I will be out-of-pocket till the end of this month with little or no access to the internet (YIKES ?!!) So, have a fun January and keep warm.

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NOVEMBER BOUQUET

                                                                                         

Zinnias, not what I would expect either.  Saved from being Frost-Kissed last night.

                                                                                            

These were planted in the vegetable garden where the soil is good & rich. I have NEVER seen Zinnias do so well. They grew to 4 feet and had at least a dozen flower stalks on each plant.