Maybe my favorite time of the year. Mulching and planting are pretty much done, weather is pretty much perfect, highs in the 70's and 80's, with low to mid 80's the past 2 days, no humidity, blue skies, sunshine, dry. Got pretty much everything planted, pretty much everything mulched, and ready to relax and watch everything grow.
Starting OT, did the flag ceremony at PNC Park again this year with the Cub Scouts.
Our seats were right underneath the press box.
Sago starting to flush. I am going to take pic every day from the same angle and chronicle the flush. I love sago flushes and watching them grow every day.
Day one, yesterday
On the right, a new trunking yucca from Rob in No Tenn, a new Color Guard yucca, and a new Nandina.
Tough to see, but I thought this banana clump was dead. Nope!
Desert bed, a couple of yuccas from Jim Kelly, front center and right, and a Y. glauca (?) on the left from Lucas in FL from seed.
Oleander starting to bloom. Trying rock phosphate this year on pretty much every flower, fruit, and veggie.
Second year ecoumis (and the other 2 triplets) easily survive their first winter with a little much. Easily have survived 0F to -9F temps multiple times in it's first winter.
3rd year clump
Hopefully a hardy blue aganpanthus to match my hardy white.
John D, the black calla is back and I'll get you after it's done blooming. I didn't know if it would survive so I didn't want to chance disturbing it. I've read it is best to take divisions in our climates after flowering.
Trachy after it's first winter in the ground going strong
A little damage, but growing quickly...
Waggie not looking good. browning one leaf at a time, with no new growth.
Butia did not make it and replaced with Jacks Giant, Victor coming back from ground, and minor coming back.