A view of some foliage from my snow-covered gardens reveals some still green herbs frozen in time ( I’d show a photo of thyme here, but it’s all under snow). An earlier fast freeze caught both my Golden Edged sage and Hidcote lavender with some color still in their leaves. Look closely … very closely. You’ll see it. Northern gardeners learn to take pleasure in the slightest hint of green during our white and grey winters. Usually the sage leaves turn brown and fall, so it’s fun to seen them fast-frozen, color and all. I doubt this anomaly will last long – the temperatures in Connecticut might reach 40 degrees today. But the lavender will likely hold it’s grey-green foliage until closer to spring, when I’ll cut back it’s tired stalks to allow fresh new growth.
This is my first participation in Foliage Follow-up, the brainchild of Pam, who gardens and blogs from Austin, Texas. She has a larger choice of subjects to photograph for Foliage Follow-up, which you can see at Digging. Sigh … 62 days till Spring.