Even with 6 months of winter, and still being under so much snow and ice, my succulents and semps along the south end of the garage are already showing that~
They ARE Survivors. They give me Hope.
Even being covered with water...
the most bitter winter has not deterred these hardy souls.
As the snow and ice are finally receding, there
is even hope for the Daylilies, insisting on saying,
" Bring it on."
I had to laugh at the way these tulips just refuse to die.
Another " bring it on " moment.
The way the moss spirals around the dead maple surprised me,
But, I Like It! ~ A burst of green in a woods full of knee-deep snow.
The Purple Phlox as well as the Red Semps are always
a first spring welcomed sight. It won't be long and they
will put on quite the show.
We had temperatures as bitter cold as minus -40's this winter,
but even in the shallow planters, the succulents are
If you haven't ever grown succulents, semps, sedum, ~ and
you live in unforgiving temperatures, try them.
They will not only take the cold but the heat as well.
The varieties are unbelievable.
Maybe because I have one of my own, or
just because I love these survivors, I had to include my
" Sweet Williams," pushing themselves through the ice.
But, Most Miraculous to me, of all,
was what I found in these tiny 1 1/2 inch baskets on
the burro's side, holding less than 1/2 inch of soil, ~
were these miniature sedums. What a surprise,
for this has been our most bitter and long snow winter
I said to the Lord, " You are my Master! All
the good things I have are from you. "
And I thank Him for bringing me joy today.