I wasn't on here too often this past year but I do have some noteworthy pictures to share. Chicago Hardy Fig
Grew to 6' after dieback to the ground. I even had a half dozen tasty figs ripen. This year was the year for my shy blooming cactus. Opuntia humifusa
and a little O. phaeacantha on the side. Opuntia imbricata
put on one hell of a show! Opuntia kleiniae
flowered finally. Now If I can only keep it from a slow death like my previous ones (this one is slowly shrinking too - second picture was from the spring). Opuntia phaeacantha
and a couple of critters Crape myrtles did well... Sarah's Favorite
Growth after dieback to the ground. Midnight Magic
It was about to put on a show when it was hit with the first freeze :-( I think it would have flowered sooner had it not been for the drought.
And the truly unexpected surprise of the year, a calla that survived the winter unprotected. While its next to the garage, it is unheated and at least 15-20' from a heated wall of the house.
That's all folks! Thanks for stopping by.