The recent snow and cold snap took a few more plants from the containers on the patio. Mostly, the sweet potato vine, purple hyacinth bean and Jacob's coat plants. I think the purple fountain grass also died in the cold, but the plumes still look nice so I left them for now. I was most surprised that the ice plant is still looking good. That's what is still in the trash cans. I also have some blooming petunias.
The gooseneck loosestrife I planted in a container this spring is tucked in by the house where I hope it will overwinter well. What looks like a dryer vent above the container is actually an air intake for a fireplace we do not use in the family room. The fire place was added at some time in the house's life and is terribly inefficient. It will be removed in a (hopefully soon) remodel of the family room. By soon, I'm looking at two or three years. The plant should be a little warmer there in general, and I gave it some extra mulch and can keep an eye on it easily.
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