We had our first, hard frost last night — windshield-covering, roof-whitening, impatiens-wilting frost. It didn’t quite paint the leaves and grass with its icy brush, but hopefully, it will be enough to jolt some colour into our trees.
Despite the frosty morning temperatures, there’s still life and colour in the balcony garden. The Stalwart Ones this year seem to be the blue calibrachoas, pictured above; in fact, all the callies are still blooming.
The hanging basket of peach verbena is still blooming after a rather severe haircut and is loaded with blooms yet to open. I think it’s the most “determined” plant on the balcony!
Finally, the little tub of fiery-coloured celosia is still standing, though it is beginning to look a little weather weary. What are your stalwart plants this late in the season?