|Garden sage.. so pretty when frosted|
It's finally happened, the first hard frost. We've had a few light frosts, but this morning, even the deck was covered in a frosty glaze.. Obviously, I had to run up to the garden and snap some photos (tea in hand), so here are a few shots of the frosted garden with the warm autumn light..
On a side note, if you haven't started closing or mostly closing your cold frames at night, now is the time.. It got down to -2 C last night and so starting tonight (forgot last night!) I will begin closing them at night, but I will probably still leave them propped open a few inches if it's not going to be below freezing. Then, in the morning, they can be opened wide - or fully on rainy days to capture that moisture.
|One of the last calendulas.. hardy and tasty annual flowers|
|I'm always surprised at sweet alyssum's hardiness. Under a mini|
hoop tunnel it can bloom until January! Here it is after last
night's hard frost.
|Mixed Asian greens shaking off the cold|
|Dinosaur kale - my favourite frosted green|
|Check out these ice crystals on the dinosaur kale!|
|Lacinato rainbow kale.. new for me, loving it!|
|More Asian greens.. hardy and tasty|
|So manyAsian greens just thrive in autumn!|