Hi Tim, Thanks.
Your Y.elata looks great! Thank God you didnt have any trouble with it! Thats as big of one as Ive ever seen outside of habitat! Good work!
Im going too miss my old Elata since it was from the earlier days of trying to get western yuccas to live here.
Many years ago the Home Depot sold large trunking Torreyis and Treculeana in Nashville for $74.00.
They would have a minimum of 3 to 4 feet of wood!
(oh those were the days)
They came from the Kactus Korral near San Antonio, TX (vendor) I'd love to visit that place and bring home a souvenir!
Id kill one and go get another the next year.
I think I had a Carnarosana once or twice.
Talk about traffic stoppers. I once met a passerby that swore I was growing a sabal palmetto in my yard
I guess there comes a time when you have to admit that (in the long run) your climate is just not suitable for certain plants.
Tim even though you have heavy snows and cold in your area, Im still thinking winter is more harsh here. It snowed and fell below freezing in 7 months here
(Oct,Nov,Dec,Jan.Feb,Mar and April) and yesterday was almost 90*f
- got a string of near 90* days ahead! I need this and hope it flows your way!
Im still waiting to see if a big windmill has survived. No spear pull but no movement in several weeks of mild weather.
A big Tennessee Mountain hybrid yucca has fallen over but has pups so that will continue. I have 3 large trunking Recurvafolias that seem just fine. One has 4 feet of trunk. Im surprised they werent damaged. The Torreyi had a big crown and a good 6 to 8 inches of wood but it was just to moist this winter. I knew I would have trouble in the long run with Torreyi.
* Y.rostrata 'blue sapphire skies' is a winner here. Its not growing as fast as Id like for it too but its performed great. Its fairly close to a rose bush and Im hoping one day the rose bush will be at its feet
Bananas are finally poppin up but less than I had! I was beginning to wonder if I had lost them in the vortex .
Thanks Tim and hope everything comes back great for you, what a bad bad winter we just had!