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After the freeze and frosts, my veggies all perked up and so did many other plants, but my 3 newly-planted princess flower shrubs (Tibouchina) and 3 Mexican bush sages (S. leucantha, pictured below) really suffered.

Compare backyard-planted ones with an unprotected southwestern exposure…


…to the east-facing ones planted out front, right up against the house (reflected heat):


They were all planted from the same batch of plants at the same time. Just goes to show you… Microclimate really does matter!

I think all plants will survive, but it’s a drag that some got nipped back.

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