This little wren was peeking into my window this morning looking as if to say "why don't you come out?". So that is what I decided to do. I got my coat on and mushed out to see how things were faring in our garden.
The Autumn Fern was in complete agreement with the hellebores about how awful the weather had turned. With the temperatures dipping and the wind blowing. Brrrr
One surprise I found was this bit of Helichruysum thianschanicum that is an annual here. It has survived when all the rest in the pot long ago sucumbed to the weather. This licorice plant is aptly named 'Icicles'. I will think of other places to plant it next spring. It has held up to the drought in summer and now the cold temps. It will be intersting to see just how long it survives.
Another surprise I found was the Meadow Rue that still shows a bit of green. It is usually down for the count by this time.
Another little shot of color comes from this Carex. Its yellow stripes are shining in the gloom.
Are there any surprises in your winter garden? I hope you all have a wonderful week.