As a new-comer to the gardening, I did not know that after a freeze I was supposed to wait a few weeks to clean up those freeze-damaged plants in case another freeze attacks again. Right after the freeze left the area, my eyes just could not stand looking at those brown colors. So, I did all those pruning and cleaning almost immediately. Only after the fact, I learned the "waiting rule" from my fellow gardeners. Well, what is done is done, I just have to wish for the best, don't I?
Since then, I have been eagerly examing the garden everyday and seeking any sign of new growth. Today I finally can report happily: "They are all coming back!". Compare to others, I should say I am lucky enough since I don't have much cold-sensitive plants. For those that did get the frost bites, the root systems remain intact, that is why they made such a quick recovery.
Here are some snapshots I took today for those previousely freeze damaged plants.
Left column from the top: Papaya trees, Orange Marmalade Crossandra and Agave.
Right column from the top: Ornamental potato leaves 'Margarita', Allamanda, and Diamond Frost.
Even the Braizilian Red Hots found its way back !! After the freeze, they lost all the leaves. I thought it would be a gonner for sure. I think my convering them for two coldest nights might have made the trick. I am happy!
Have a nice weekend! Hope you all find some new signs of the life in your garden...