Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Mocking Cold Temps, Ornamental Kales Thrive


Here is a stunning garden bed hanging out this winter covered in a frilly white ornamental kale. This plant can take the nippy cold nights we have had this week. As many gardeners (and consumers) are aware, California is experiencing record cold temps at night. Many citrus crops are suffering and will be reflected in grocery costs in the coming months.

3 comments:

Helpmate said...

I'm so glad I found this posting on your blog. Hubby and I moved to NW Washington almost a year ago, but our families are still in the Midwest. So, I spend a lot of time trying to describe things to them. The other day I was telling my mother about ornamental kale. Now I can show her all about it. Thanks!!!

California Gardener in Zone 23 said...

Glad these photos help! Hey did you see we had snow in Malibu yesterday! Weird.

lisa said...

Heh...that large group of kale LOOKS like snowballs...cool!

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