The Automatic Garden

Within several days we had freeze and then nearly 6 inches of rain.  The frozen plants turned into a mushy mess.

Just when all seemed hopeless, the Automatic Garden showed its grit.  It wasn’t long before these tough plants started putting up new shoots.  A plant that can take this crazy Gulf Coast weather of drought, floods, and freezes is a keeper!

The plants pictured are a Canna, Hardy Begonia, Russelia and a Salvia. Many more plants have started up from their roots and soon, as the days lengthen and warm, the seeds that were dropped in the autumn will germinate.


18 Comments on “The Automatic Garden”

  1. shoreacres says:

    Just today, I came across a large patch of pink oxalis, some straggler daisy, and one tiny yellow something blooming. If we can stay cool now for a while, things can catch their breath (metaphorically, of course) and maybe get a little rest before the swing into spring!

  2. when the going gets tough….

  3. Christina says:

    You’ve obviously made some very wise choices with your planting. Wonderful to see new growth so quickly.

  4. We’ve had lots of rain in January too, but we need it after last year’s drought. Glad to see your plants are so persistent!

  5. It amazes me what will grow and thrive here in sugar sand – it amazed me what would grow in red Georgia clay. Plants are amazing!

  6. Tina says:

    I’ve noticed that many of my “dormant” perennials are sending up new growth. February can deliver some seriously cold blasts, so…we’ll see if the awakening plants get freeze-zapped once (or twice!) more.

  7. Sheryl says:

    It always seems like a bit of a miracle how plants regenerate themselves each year.

  8. You’ve clearly settled on some exceptionally savvy decisions with your planting. Magnificent to see new development so rapidly…

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