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First frost of the year

We had our first frost of the year. Night temperature went down to 25 °F (-4°C).

The garden looked different this morning. The feeling of greenery and lushness has begun to disappear. While most of the perennials are still hanging in there, they have changed shape and color during just one night.

The ferns have begun to turn color
Mums can take some frost
Heuchera ’Obsidian’ will keep most of its foliage throughout the winter
Frozen bird bath
The Hostas have begun to look tired. They will soon disappear altogether. Hakonechloa to the right and Heaucheras in the front will keep their shape during winter.

I’m happy to have a lot of winter interest in the garden. Heucheras, Hallabores, Yews, Boxwoods – all of them keep their shape and most of their color all year round.

The hostas though will disappear altogether. They will leave empty whole in the flower bed. I haven’t figured out what to put there. Any ideas?