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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Before and After

 What a difference a week makes. Just before Thanksgiving, I showed you this photo of the sweet potato vine which was growing rampantly in the flower bed beside the garage.

That same bed (as well as much of the rest of the garden) is looking quite sorry after the recent freeze.

This photo was taken the morning after the first freeze, as the damage was just beginning to show.  The bed is worse now, but I'm not home during daylight hours to witness it or take photos.

At least I don't have to decide what to do with the vine now, that decision has been taken out of my hands. (Gotta look on the bright side ;-)

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


meemsnyc said...

The frost definitely does a number on the plants!

Ami said...

Jayne: Sorry about your frost damaged plants. That scene looked so familiar to me since that is how my sweet potato leaves looked like when we had our unusal freeze in January this year. Fortunately, once the weather warmed up, those vines just bounced back nicely, even more beautiful than before. Hope that will also apply to you. Keep warm!

Jayne said...

Thanks Ami - that's what I'm hoping for too :-)

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Jayne, I usually love before and after pictures, but these are rather sad! Ami is right though, come the spring the plants will 'bounce back'. P. x