One Hot Heuchera of Blackberry Ice

Along with most of the rest of the country, middle Tennessee has been deep in the throws of one of the coldest winters in many a year. We’ve seen days of temps down to 3 degrees at my house, with the following days never breaking the thirties. 

 I just took this photo a few days ago after weeks of sub-freezing weather. The day I took this photo it was in the lower forties – a heat wave for this January. This Proven Winners Dolce Blackberry Ice must have ice in it’s veins because it has not flenched in the cold. I planted it last April and watched it thrive in the heat of summer, but it’s winter performance has me singing it’s praises. This will be my new go-to Heuchera for winter containers!

This Heuchera grows up to 12 inches and spreads to 22 inches. Mine has thrived in it’s part sun, North-facing location.

 

Around The Garden World – Day 60 (Nashville, TN)

These were my favorite containers of the season so far:

Red twig dogwood, Red Bor kale, Golden lysimachia (creeping jenny) and True Blue pansies. 

 The really sad part of this picture is that the client thought they looked too modern, and I think the few remaining leaves on the branches kind of threw her off to how striking this will look when these leaves drop off – I had to replace the whole thing with very boring sky pencil hollies and dusty miller. I loved the red twig against the white wall.

Left planter – Nandina filamentosa, heuchera, pansy, lysimachia. Middle planter – Camellia, Acorus grass, pansy. Right planter – Color Guard yucca, red pansy, lysimachia.
These planters were able to stay as they were planted .