"Freezes and melts" in my gardens
I don't hear a lot of complaining about the weather this November as we here in Ontario KNOW we are lucky...so far. Just a few frosts and a dusting of snow in East Gwillimbury. And November - which is famous here for its overcast skies - has actually allowed the sun to shine more often than usual.
Largest square: The pods on my butterfly weed have released their seeds. These plants are wild in in many eastern states, but here they are cultivated and loved, bearing orange or golden yellow flowers. They are spreading in my gardens but in a slow and dignified manner. (hehe)
Moving clockwise: the fluff and seeds of Japanese anemones, another plant welcome to live in my gardens, blooming beautifully from June to October; beads of water (melted frost) on a smoke bush; frost on an Echinacea seed head, which I leave until all the seeds are eaten by visiting goldfinches; golden leaves on a rugosa rose hedge; and frozen water in a birdbath.
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