Brrrr! It's Cold--Or Should I Say "Cold"?

Cold--or just "Cold"?  The Grevillea is find and dandy, the toe of my shoe in there for scale:
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We're getting some winter weather--I guess I should say "winter", not winter.  It's winter for here--daytime temperatures only to the high fifties (14 C) for the next few days, a temperature which would bring people out in shorts and tank-tops in North Dakota, but which makes us reach for our coats.  After our drizzly December, Aloe hardyii looks a little stressed (black spots on foliage), but not in serious trouble:
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While Aloe gariepensis looks downright happy.  I've never seen it that green, and it has two flower stalks instead of just one this year:
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Aloe capitata is just fine.
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Aloe vanbalenii is more of a worry, because it wants winter dry.  Our drizzle was not too much for it--it looks happy enough.  I'll blow last nights drizzle out of its foliage and it will be dry once again.
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Over at a friend's garden, more tender Aeoniums are happy, too:
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I confess I stole a bit of her 'Kiwi'--from a not-visible location--she had a huge clump:
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Her Kalanchloe beharensis is full of blooms about to open:
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Nice, eh?
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She has a blooming Agave desmettiana, too:
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Her plant looking more winter-like, Cotinus coggygria, produced my favorite photo of the day:
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Another garden-buddy had a fine looking Aloe sinkatana on display:
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While at home despite cold--uh, "cold", drizzle, and gusty wind, 'Top Notch' rose looks impervious to it all.
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Comments

  1. "Brr" Everything looks wonderful despite your recent "cold" snap. You are so lucky!

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  2. So how exactly does one go about blowing last nights drizzle out of the foliage? At first I pictured you out there with a blow dryer, then down on your knees using your breath and lastly with one of those old bellows.

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  3. Hang in there...sounds "brutal"! I bet the white furry ones think it's perfectly warm, though.

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  4. We are having cold weather too - overnight lows that might dip into the 20s this weekend. Is this cold or "cold" :) ? It is good for my stone fruit trees, but I have a couple of marginally hardy plants that I am a little worried about. I am glad your aloes are doing well.

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    1. Well, colder than here. Good for the low-chill cherries here, I hope!

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  5. I grew up in southern and northern California and later moved to far upstate NY, South Dakota and North Dakota as an adult. It's funny to hear what people in different parts of the country consider cold. :o) Your rose is a beauty! I hope your tender plants pull through just fine.

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    1. Yes, cold, like gardening, is very local!

      The tenders are okay--so far...

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