Re: First true cold blast of the season
speaking of.... do you know of anywhere where I can find some decent sized specimens of Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum and relatives). They should be hardy for me and also deer proof. Come spring, I'm gonna replace some deciduous shrubs in the lowest spot of my yard with hopefully some of them. I can't think of any other hardy BLE deer resistant plant that likes wet sites.
So far, everything mail order I see is up to one gallon. That's nice, but it's going to take them forever to get some size.