Revived, Resurrected, Renewed


This past winter was one of the coldest we have had in awhile.  It was hard to see many plants that have been growing for years in the Automatic Garden succumb to the cold temperatures.  This is a patch of Fountain Plant (Russelia equisetiformis) that has never died back until this year.


The Sword Ferns have been a reliable plant reproducing to the point of needing to be thinned.  But it could not take the cold either.


Just when you might think all is lost, nature does her tricks and revives the lost plants.  The Fountain Plant is back, but not to the point of blooming yet.  Hopefully, its red tubular flowers will come in time for fall migrations of hummingbirds and butterflies.


The Sword Fern renewed so vigorously that stray ferns had to be pulled.  It is exhilarating to see plants that were thought to be lost resurrected.




3 Comments on “Revived, Resurrected, Renewed”

  1. mattb325 says:

    It’s great to see the plants return to vigour – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fountain plant so badly frost bitten, but it sure looks happy now!

  2. Sheryl says:

    It’s amazing how plants can come back after a bad winter–though I lost a few due to the harsh weather this year.

  3. I’m sorry about the losses. But how beautiful are the survivors you showed us. I had some of those too this spring.

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