What a day for my inaugural participation in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day (the brain child of Carol at May Dreams Gardens; read up on it here). We're having what may be one of the coldest days of the year, in the beginning of what's expected to be the most prolonged and pronounced cold snap that we've seen in the Portland area for quite some time. See my recent weather-related posts for the skinny on that.
But what the heck, here we go!
Bud of an unnamed abutilon variety dusted in snow; up until yesterday all of my abutilons were covered in bloom. I am confident that most will make it through this cold snap, though they'll surely be killed to the ground.
This fuchsia will also take the weather in stride but like the abutilons, it'll die back to the ground this year for sure.
I'm sure there's more to show, but it's way too cold for me to be interested in going outside to take more pictures.
Hope you're staying warm, wherever you are!