>woody plants had survived the recent freeze, and someone sitting near me >commented that he had no right to say that so soon after the freeze. Quite >right! It takes a while to see the real results of low temperature in >winter. I am not counting my hebes until I see them next July. **heheheheheh. My species fuchsias are looking pretty sad, same with my tall impatiens. The cannas and colocasia are down to the ground and even my tree dahlias got frozen pretty badly. I slipped out on the cold nights and covered the Lachenalias with towels, most of them are looking good. Not so for the night blooming jessamines (Cestrum), or the Brugmansias sitting out in the open (the ones under shelters did fine). Time will tell, indeed. Some plants will come back from the roots. s. -- susan hayek, North Coast of CA, USA, zone 9b, Sunset zone 17. 15 miles south of Eureka, CA, overlooking the Eel River, with a peek of the ocean.