Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. It's been a good one here, except for the fact that it's been so cold I have now lost about 1/3 of my garden, even though I sprayed most of it with Cloud Cover. UGH. All that work last summer. I am just sick about it. This morning I'll be cutting back and digging out those that are beyond hope.
The one silver lining is the demise of a hideous Bird of Paradise plant that the owners planted in the front of the house before they moved out. I really don't like them, even though I used to live in Hawaii. I've been contemplating digging it out and moving it to the back. Anything so I wouldn't have to see it. Well, the frost took care of that. It completely collapsed overnight and now, with all of those huge leaves black and wilted, looks like rotten lettuce. I'll be digging it out now with relish.
My friend Andrea came over yesterday with her 120-lb Rottweiler, Kimbo, who is just a big black marshmallow. We tried to get our dogs to pose with us for Christmas photos, and this is the best we could do: