Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
In my garden there are some predictable deaths and some surprise survivals after our recent freeze.
With the exception of 'Red Fountain,' all cordylines potted or in the ground that weren't dragged inside are compost.
Just a few new leaves at the top of Schefflera taiwaniana got burned.
I'm not sure what to think of Acacia pravissima. It was planted last year in an exposed spot just right for its small size. It didn't die last winter as I thought it would and grew kind of large for the spot.
If it survives, it should probably be allowed to stay, right?
We'll call this mostly dead. I could have dragged it in but there's only so much time and space. I'm pretty sure that it'll come back from the roots in a year or two.
Rhodocoma caphensis seems to like this sheltered spot close to the house. perhaps it's time to get rid of the Parahebe perfoliata planted with it. The plan was for R.C. to grow up straight and tall and the Parahebe to trail down the sides of the pot. I suppose I could stake one and tie little stones to the end of the other but I'm too lazy for that sort of thing.
Sailing through with aplomb in a 6 inch pot with no protection is Magnolia laevifolia. Another reason to love this little sweetie!
This fern has turned brown in warmer winters and yet sailed through this freeze. Maybe it had something to do with water.
The jury's still out on Crinodendron hookerianum. I sure love their sweet pink lantern flowers and hope that at least one of my two pulls through.
Protea subvestita was left outside in it's pot on purpose to see if it could survive. Some of the upper leaves look pretty good. We shall see what happens.
Surprisingly Eucalyptus nicholii, looks fine. I've had large specimens of this growing in my parking strip that were frozen to the ground in other years. They come back from the roots once but if frozen a second year give up the ghost. Anyway, this little one made it through in a pot with no problem.
Life is strange and wonderful! Death happens.