Today, as I was pulling the plants that could not handle the 20s it got down to a couple nights ago, the urge to get my camera overtook me, and I ended up getting sidetracked taking more squirrel pics, and then my son and grandson came over. My buckets are still outside, and more plants need to be pulled. We had fun, though, and my son took some pics of us, since my husband will take one or two, and then put the camera down. He seems to be doing a good job handling things with his wife out of town for her job. She'll be back tomorrow.
Some plants look better than others. I can't remember the name of this sweet potato vine (the darker leaves) that seems to be a perennial, unless it's reseeding every year. It grows very fast in the spring, and I always cut it back as it reaches the top of the pole so it will branch out. The Clematis Fruticosa, 'Mongolian Gold' has been growing with it for at least 6 years.
Some of the perennials, such as this foxglove are still green.
I like the color on this helenium. The leaves were green before the freeze.
These pansies were planted early spring. About half of my pansies did not make it through the heat, but I'm glad these, and some in the back yard did!
This purple datura will be pulled tomorrow.