Monday, February 17, 2014

Frost, sun, snow, and now mud.

What was left over from the 5-6 inches of snow.  All bout washed away from the 2-1/2 inches of rain.  I knew if I uncovered some of my plants we would get some snow. 

As the weather warms, so the damage shows it's ugly face.
Yucca recurvifolia, some burn but will make it. 

Opuntia ellisiana (covered) but not doing good this winter. 

Hesperaloe parviflora (covered) and showing some small damage. 

Opuntia basilaris (covered) a form I bought off e-bay.  Alive and some damage.  

Echinocereus ledingii, 2 of them dead!  I don't get it?  They did so well last winter and it was over all much colder.  Maybe the -17F came too early or was just too much.

Agave parryi (covered) showing signs of rot.  Looked fine 2 weeks ago?  I have for 10 years or so and never any trouble! It is already shooting up pups, but I hope they do better!  

Not sure what is going here, but it don't look good.

And these are Echinocereus mojavensis look real bad!  These are very hardy and should have no problem with winter, but I think mealy-bugs have weakened lots of my cactus! 

And signs of winter damage on Yucca baccata. 

Planted this last year.  Agave neomexicana (covered) but will not be alive much longer. 

Sclerocactus parviflorus, major damage on the main plant, but the pups look fine?    

Yucca gloriosa variegata, some winter burn.

Opuntia basilaris, but was damaged last summer from true bugs. (sucking bugs) I forget their names. 

Yucca thompsoniana hybrid, from My friend Tim.  No damage at all!

This look bad, but this cactus will be fine.

 The next three pics are from my biggest Echinocereus "white-sands"  At least 10 years and now it's dead!  But that happens.

A newbe from last summer. Ferocactus hamatacanthus (covered) and dead.  I have never had luck with these anyways.