Winter Blooming Mahonia

Leatherleaf Mahonia, Northeast Georgia, Non-native plants
Leatherleaf Mahonia

Leatherleaf Mahonia¬†is considered invasive. Looking around, there are several more-birds love to eat the dark purple berries and have distributed the seeds nearby. Don’t plant this in your yard, and get rid of any you see, they will spread. This one was already here, and I have cut some down since.

Hen & Chick, Sempervivum calcareum

Hen & Chick, Sempervivum calcareum, Zone 7b, Northeast Georgia
Sempervivum calcareum

Happy Hen & Chick soaking up rare rays of sun due to rainy, overcast early January.

They have lived in this salvaged strawberry pot for 5 years. The clay is falling apart and I haven’t dared move it.

Sempervivum calcareum, Hen & Chick, Northeast Georgia, Zone 7b

These are third generation plants given to me by a friend. There are many, in containers and the yard, thanks to amazing hardiness and multiple “babies” from the mother plant. They love sun and take the heat of Georgia summers. The rosettes are interesting even in winter. While dark purple now, they will change to vivid green this summer.