Frost damage in the test garden

November 29, 2010 | By | Comments (2)

Nothing like coming back to work after a long holiday weekend and finding all sorts of frost damage. It was cold around here!

It’s really not that big of a deal. The vast majority of the garden is just fine. And some of the damaged plants will pop back next spring.

Still, I thought I’d show you some of what I found.

Fava beans:

Picture 1

Some are okay, but some are snapped in half. They still look really green beyond the bend, so maybe they’ll keep living while being bent like that. Any thoughts?


Picture 2

This is probably toast. But I’ll wait until spring to see if any new growth sprouts, and then prune back (or rip out if it’s dead).


Picture 3

This growth is dead. But more will be back next year! In fact, this growth came from a tiny root that I left in the ground when trying to excavate the whole plant a year ago. It just keeps coming!


Picture 5

They’ll be fine next spring. I come from Colorado, so I think it’s absurd that our roses even bloom this late.


Picture 6

They’re dead. But they’re summer annuals. And again, see my caption for roses.

And now, one thing that love the frost. Blueberries! Check out their pretty coloring:

Picture 7


  1. Johanna

    Aw come on. It’s a sweet variety of Lantana. ‘Confetti’, I believe. It’s part of a butterfly garden that’ll come back to life in a major way next spring.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:19 pm
  2. Megan

    Ummm, the Lantana is dead. You should rip it out and plant something more exciting immediately.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:33 am

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