Sunday, December 29, 2013

Heavy frost

A week or so before Christmas.

Yucca elata

Yucca baccata

Unknown cholla 

Yucca elata

Yucca brevifolia 

Mountain mahogany 

Dark and gloomy  

Russian sage

Yucca rostrata

Didn't take long for her to figure out Christmas presents.  

Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's cold! but am I worried? of course.

Every year I go through this, "it's too cold for my plants", "my plants might not make it through this cold spell" and every summer I admire my yucca, cactus, and agave.
So let the cold season begin....   

-5f this morning and highs in the teens!
Yucca elata 

This one did very well last year, and I hope the same for this year?
Echinocereus ledingii

Almost turning black because of the cold.
Yucca brevifolia

And the cholla sp, I bought from E-bay doing well!

My big Yucca brevifolia doing well and the leaves not as dark as the other.

Yucca rostrata intergrada?, very dark leaf color.

Yucca rostrata

Yucca angustissima, leaves look about normal, cold has little effect on this one. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fall beats winter, but spring beats fall.

Acer  grandidentatum

Quercus gambelii
Mine turns brown and not the "typical red" of the species.

First frost

Pacific tree frogs, out in 30-32 deg F  weather.

First snow

And my girl thought it was funny when Dad tries to dress her.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The rest of the yuccas and few odds and ends.(well most of them)

Yucca Faxoniana (seed grown)

Yucca faxoniana (hardy form from HighCountryGardens)

Yucca faxoniana (seed grown)

Yucca angustissima?  (I think)

Hesperaloe parviflora 

Yucca baccata

Yucca brevifolia

Y. brevifolia sucker, last one died over the winter.