Friday, November 27, 2015

Fall snow storm.

This was the 3rd snow fall of the season so far.  The first 2 snows melted a few hours after they barely covered the ground.  But the third was a true snow storm.  At 7-10 inches it was not an unusual storm, but a feeling of winter (Christmas?) is now upon us.  Not to mention the winter temps that have followed the storm.  As I type this the temps have fallen to a cold -2 Fahrenheit!

At the beginning of the storm I hastily through some sheets/covers on few plants I wanted to protect from heavy snows and the cold that was going to follow.    
         A cover over one of my Yucca torreyi.  These are not quite big enough for me to feel comfortable leaving them on their own during the winter, although I did not cover them last year except during extremes like I will do this year.    

Yucca faxoniana
The start of the storm.

After the storm

Yucca rostrata

Yucca elata

Yucca rostrata

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Yucca glauca

New "recycled pipe" railing project I will be working on for the next several years, unless I find more pipe, more money, and more time.  Looking for any unwanted 1" and 3/4" pipe, holes in pipe are fine. (in the local area)  Takes hundreds of feet of pipe, lots of ready mix cement, lots of welding wire, and lots of time.  

A non cold hardy cactus that I left out.  Maybe worth a try next summer?


Yucca brevifolia

Younger Yucca brevifolia.

The only truly hardy agave I have, and only time will tell. lol

The 3 wise men.

Cylindropuntia tunicata, this froze back a few years a go and is slowly making a come back. 

With the blue skies and the fluffy snow...even I liked it.  Of course it wont break my heart to see it all melt.  I never back in my blog during the summer months to look at snow pics, but I always find myself in the winter looking back at my summer pics. lol  


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