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Frosty and Evergreen

Monday, 16 Jan 12 Overcast 4°C / 39°F

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I love how the frost can either accentuate or hide the foliage of plants giving them a different character on chilly mornings. I went out and took photo’s of as many plants as I could before my hands went numb and have uploaded several here. The wind dropped so I managed to get some clearer images though several are still a blurred mess where I had to stretch over the frozen grass or soil to try and capture the shot.

The initial 5 here are:
1. Hebe albicans
2. Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’
3. Skimmia ‘Nymans’
4. Common Fern
5. Foxglove

The others are below and all were photographed on Sunday 15th Jan.


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Day 489

Aster 'Tonga' (Island Series)

Aster novi-belgii

Day 1421

Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster' (Straw flower 'Ruby Cluster')



Surprised to spot little pink buds on one section

Day 869

Rose 'Claire Austin'



Doesn’t show here but lots of frost on the top of this January Rose

C's Camellia garden

Sunset view from the Camellia bed & Berry Bed

Day 158

Heuchera 'Georgia Peach'

Day 2377

Sedum spectabile (Ice plant)

Sedum spectabile

Bit blurry, I had to stretch so as not to trample the frozen grass

Day 1325

Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' - February Prune

Clematis viticella


Dark pink buds echo the eventual flower colour

Day 6225

Hydrangea - Blue-Pink

Frost melted before I got there but just look at those beautiful faded colours!

Day 5268

Hebe albicans (White hebe)


Frosted edges

Day 885

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' (Spindle 'Emerald Gaiety')

Euonymus fortunei

Changing Colour

Cold weather adds a pink tinge to some of the leaves

Day 4203

Woodland strawberry

Fragaria vesca spp. alpina

Day 2817

Common fern

Dryopteris filix-mas

Frosty edges

Day 673

Primula veris (Cowslip)

Primula veris


Frosty as the buds appear

Day 1372

Skimmia japonica 'Nymans'

Skimmia japonica


Crisp green amongst frost

Day 1708

Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens' (Royal fern 'Purpurascens' )

Osmunda regalis

I love the angles on the fronds of this fern

Day 1356

Epimedium Unknown - pale yellow


Frosted leaves

Day 916

Foxglove Digitalis purpurea alba

Digitalis purpurea

Frosty edges highlight the leaf shape

C's Birdhouse garden


  • carms

    carms wrote:


    Posted on 18 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    You have some real beauties among those photos – I particulary like the frosting on the hebe, fern and foxglove.

    Posted on 18 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • CDfolia

    CDfolia wrote:

    hebe, fern and foxglove were my favourites too. several others started out great but defrosted fast as the sun came around so I missed them. others defrosted just by having mu warmth beside them. precarious life of crystals.

    Posted on 18 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • Bdapy2

    Bdapy2 wrote:

    Great frost photos.

    Posted on 18 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    They’re beautiful, CDfolia. I especially love the main photo and the foxglove. Works of art!

    Posted on 18 Jan 12 (over 3 years ago)

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