The winter this year, here in the Pacific North West was more severe than usual, so it was to be expected that we would lose a few of our treasured plants. I have a large pot on my front porch, close to the house which I thought was fairly protected from the elements.
The Hostas have made it, the fern in the foreground has new growth forming but the sad little Maiden Hair fern, in the top right corner, seems to have succumbed to the cold. Dang, I really liked the soft feathery look of the fern. Perhaps a trip to the garden center is in order. *grin*