Monday, September 30, 2013

Natural Frozen Wonders

Winter is rapidly approaching, and as I prepare to cover my plants for the impending frost, I cross my fingers in secret hope that one day I'll come across a rare frost flower. 

A frost flower is created on early winter mornings when extremely thin layers of ice are pushed out from plant stems or sometimes wood.

Conditions have to be just so for frost flowers to form. Temperatures must be freezing but the ground must not be.

Read more about the science behind these frozen petioles here.

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