Everything is finally unwrapped and doing damage assessments, cleanup and preparations. Doing a couple hours per day while the weather is nice enough and tasking advantage of daylight until 8pm or so. Still been cold, but some updates...
Many of those basjoo stumps rotted but there is at least 1 solid one so it will live. You can see I am raising up my veggie beds because of the poor drainage (slight slope into the veggie garden). Can't see it, but planted a Seedless Concord grape which I will train along the fence.
First year needle looking rough. Protected with leaves and green tents, it initially looked OK, but the center spear pulled. Pups seem fine.
Med fan, all spears are firm. It almost looks like it got too hot in the enclosure.
New bed. My wife always says, it's not spring unless I'm digging a new bed. My parents are moving tomorrow, and I acquired 2 Japanese maples from them. Autumn Moon is in this bed.
Unwrapped the pindo and looks pretty good. The minor in the back needs trimmed, but it's alive.
Loblolly pine. It was initially green when I unwrapped it (from burlap), but this is how it looks now. The wood seemed greenish and flexible when I checked a few weeks ago. Will it grow back?
Another view of the raised beds. There is cardboard there for smothering weeds before laying mulch and the black bags are full of leaves. They are my banana protection and get turned into the soil every year.
Another view of the minor that needs trimmed.
Pindo; I think it looks pretty good!
In between the trachies is another weeping Japanese cut leaf I acquired from my parents.
This basjoo clump is solid. Funny, last year this clump seemed rotted and the other one was firm, this year it's the opposite.
Happened to come across an apartment complex in the South Hills of Pittsburgh that has mags planted at every apartment. They look like they came through pretty well for young plants in a brutal winter. The first mass planting of mags I've seen in Pgh.
The mag that Tom referenced a few weeks ago at a pizzeria (Luciano's).
View of the Burgh and the home of the Champions, Heinz Field. From Mt. Washington.
Looking down river (the Ohio)
Thanks for looking!