Monday, January 28, 2013

Frog at the door.

My wife found this tree frog the other night, just outside the front door.  It was about 36F and dropping.  I'm sure it found its way home before frost set in. But what is most amazing to me is this was three days after subzero weather with highs in the teens.
Wildlife is amazing!   

Pacific tree frog

My Yucca faxoniana, shows the damage done as the weather warm again.

This is heavy damage but it could live.

This is the one I thought should have died by now.
This is Agave americana protoamericana, no heat just a plastic cover.
This is from many a sucker from a plant I bought awhile back, so maybe it is getting hardier with each surviving sucker? 

A new test subject, Echinocereus ledingii
Looks good!  So far?

And the hardiest of all the Opuntia basilaris!
You can get these from Plantasia Cactus Gardens

And another cool O. basilaris I got from a friend in Canada, Thanks Jay!

Yucca rostrata, looks like it will be ok!

These are very hardy here, but don't do much in my garden.  Maybe I should water them?
Y. gloriosa variegata?

And the sucker/clone from my big Y. brevifolia
I meant to cover this and never did, has some winter damage? 

My big Yucca brevifolia, come out of the cold spell looking like a rose!

My Yucca glauca

Yucca rostrata, yellow center, but looked the same last winter.

This small one is as old as the other two, but in a low spot in the garden.  It will be moved next year.

And a hybrid yucca I started from seed.  Thanks Time for the seed.
As you can see, looks good! 

j-tree, looks good!

Also looks good!

Yucca schidigera, I doubt this will live, never been hardy here before.

Echinocereus reichenbachii

Echinocereus inermis

Echincereus mojavensis

Sclerocactus parviflorus

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