Been a while since I posted here, I got consumed by Facebook and was hoping it would be better...it is not. I just recently pseudo-quit so I can devote more time to important things, like posting on this board. I've been planting since the beginning of April and haven't had a frost since, however, depending on the station and website, we will possibly get into the mid-30's this weekend. I have already planted 3 tropical hibiscus, all crapes are leafed out except for Purple Magic and Pokomoke (surprisingly), my Thai Black and Ensete Maurelli are starting to grow, and I've already planted out a lot of tender stuff which I may dig up for 2 days while we experience lows between 35 and 40.
Should I bother protecting the crapes, or will they bounce back quickly? I think I need to protect all of the hibiscus. What about the Ensete and Thai Black? Philodendron selloum? Anyways here are the pics...
Lasagna bed planted and mulched
One of 2 eucs leafing out the bottom, but above is scratching green. Should I cut everything back above the new growth?
First Illicium blooms; I got this from Mail Order Natives 2 years ago
If you look closely toward the bottom left, you will see an alocasia Wentii, supposedly pretty hardy, but just planted a week ago...protect or dig? It has a really cool rust colored backside.
One of the basjoo clumps
I am getting rid of this hardy citrus...I hate it and so do my kids. I have been stabbed so many times! I was going to plant it at church, and if they wanted to take cuttings for an Easter crown of thorns, this is the plant. I replaced it with a Brown Turkey. Speaking of figs, my neighbor collects figs, and claims there is a hardier fig than Chicago Hardy called Sal's something or other...any info?
Mekong Giant has been a puny disappointment so far. 3rd season from tissue culture, I am hoping for more this year.
Pink China EE's coming back everywhere I left them. Tom, you want some?
First cannas ever to come back with no protection (Praetoria).
Thanks for looking!