As mentioned, the valentine's freeze knocked a whole lotta plants on their ass, and while they may be down, they're not out.
Here are a bunch of other before and after photos (now with more "4 weeks of recovery" photos). I've been a busy bee getting plants removed or cut back, that's for sure. Only really got the front yard to still do...and the part in the back that leads to the secondary compost bin. So that's still like another 4-weekends' worth or work.
|The grass corner. I never cut back my grasses. This is because I am lazy. But with the freeze having knocked back all the grasses, and potentially having offed the Bamboo Muhly, I decided to actually cut everything back.|
|Post hair cut and post mulching. You can see the bird bath again. I've left the Caldwell Pink rose alone for now since it doesn't seem to bloom if I cut it back in the spring. I figure I'll let it bloom and then severely cut it back as well.|
|This part usually isn't damaged by freezes since it's got a huge turk's cap plant along the fence, and a yaupon holly close to the temp gage. Since the freeze knocked the Turks cap to the ground though, it needed to be cleaned.|
|After cutting everything to the ground and mulching. I posted some of these photos to instagram and everyone was asking what I planned on planting in the newly mulched area. And the answer is NOTHING! Because the Turks cap is still there and alive.|
|The front walk area before. Notice the dead, overgrown rosemary front and center.|