Saturday, January 5, 2013

Baby it's cold outside!

I was so happy too see the sun and blue skies again.  Only too find it getting colder with everyday of sunshine.  Highs in the single digits/teens and lows at or below 0 Fahrenheit must be taking it's toll on my garden.  I wonder what I will lose this year?  What will live? The truth of the matter is what dies is not garden worthy, and what lives will be stronger for it.
Of course it is always sad to see a garden favorite bite the dust, I will not lie.  But lessons will be learned and new chances will be taken.

New hardy varieties will be found!

New from "Cactusbylin" on EBAY
Alamorgodo Big Pad Opuntia englemannii
Pad is 16"long!
Trial next year. 

Yucca Faxon
Cover with blankets.

Yucca elata
The snow may be doing good, this time. 

Yucca rostrata, turning almost black from the cold.

My big Yucca brevifolia, has been through this before, but can it take another beating?

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you using a few blankets.
    Small amount of work = big benefit.

    Hopefully systems out of the SW will bring you more sun.