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Now that the garden has checked into fall mode I am putting feeders out for the hummers. Our Anna's Hummingbirds stay year round. Last week we have 5 mornings which the feeders were frozen when I got up. We had a historically low snap, with three days breaking record lows. So we took turns thawing and switching the feeders.
It is nicely back into the 40s overnight, and I was able to inspect the plants, most of them took the cold snap better than the 19 days of snow covering last winter. They always say that the snow is a good insulator, but most of my plants did not like it. I was inspecting the winter bloomers, should have saracococca hookeriana, hamamelidaceae (Chinese Witchhazel) 'Diane' and about 7 different varieties of helleborus (Lenten Roses) blooming soon. I am sad that the summer was so hot that my Camellia sasanqua lost all its buds.
The only thing blooming right now is heather and primroses, so I will be excited when there is more blooming. It is always nice to have the winter blooms.
Hope everyone is doing well.