Garden Bloggers Foliage Day – January 2016

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

It is time again for Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (GBFD), but everything along the East Coast except for bird feeders is shut down for the weekend, courtesy of Winter Storm Jonas.

Predictions for here in Chapel Hill were for 4-6 inches of snow, but in early afternoon we are getting freezing rain and sleet, 29°F (-1.6°C). Conditions were not bad when I went out to get the newspaper this morning and snapped several photos, but now most of the grass is white and roads are icy and dangerous.

Foliage Day Panorama 2016-01-22

Foliage Day Panorama 2016-01-22

I am using panoramas to help me study and evaluate the structural elements in the garden. So many trees and shrubs have died and I am making plans to tackle a plan for improvements. Thanks to Christina at Garden of the Hesperides for hosting. Read her foliage update and see more links to foliage perspectives from many parts of the world.

22 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Foliage Day – January 2016

  1. Christina

    I like how you are using panoramas of your garden, Susie, it does really show a great general view. Good you didn’t get quite as much snow as predicted but it still looks very cold. A good time to be indoors planning rather than doing!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Washington DC and up to NY are supposed to really get hit with this storm. We’re starting to get snow now, which I prefer over ice. Fortunately we don’t have anywhere to be and I have plenty to take care of indoors.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      It does indeed, although I detected some of the flowers turning dark. We had some very low temperatures this past week and I covered the daphne the first night, but then just let it slide. Too lazy to hover over the plants very much.

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  2. Charles@Seattle Trekker

    I’m finding that with the changing environment I have losses even among my most robust plantings. As I replace my lost plants I am planting more from the perspective of what foliage provides greater interest across more seasons.

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  3. Cathy

    The daphne looks very pretty with a dusting of snow. I hope you don’t get heavy ice rain. We are having very similar weather – it was extremely cold the last few days, but now it is raining on the snow and the cold frozen ground, so I am staying in today!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy, hope the daphne isn’t hurt by the ice, snow and cold weather. We’re supposed to warm up tomorrow so much of it should melt, but first we’ll have a cold, cold night. Hope you’re finding plenty to enjoy indoors. I’ve been cooking–something I hadn’t taken much time with lately and it’s been fun.

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