Wednesday, March 17, 2021

3 more and gray days


Three more additions to the survivor list. The confederate roses are finally putting on new growth from the roots as is the morning glory bush, at least one solitary new branch from the roots. I haven't checked the bigger stand over at the shop but I'm encouraged that that one has also survived. And, if I'm not totally mistaken, the rangoon creeper, the small one in a pot intended for a friend, is sending up a new branch though it's only about a half inch. 

So if this one in a pot unprotected survived then surely the big one in the ground on the fence has, even though I'm not seeing any new growth there yet. I think the hibiscus is dead and the bougainvillea too as they had both just been transplanted but I won't pull them out til the end of May. Same with the mexican bird of paradise. And I think my penta that bloomed constantly just about all year that has survived for years, I think it's dead. The baby banana trees are growing, not seeing any upward movement from the elders. I do miss my clump of banana trees. The yellow bells, hummingbird bush, don't know about them yet either. I think maybe the yellow trumpet flower in the ground didn't make it, still nothing from the star of india or the gardenia but I'm seeing new growth from one clump of nile lilies.

And then there's this...

this is the pink angel trumpet cutting I took off the big one after it bloomed it's one flower  that I had had in the house all winter which it didn't like especially. I watered it and fertilized it and I was surprised to see 7 buds developing. It's parent in the ground has given me maybe a total of 3 flowers. So I looked closely at the yellow angel trumpet in a pot that has bloomed over the winter and it has 9 developing blooms.

And the gingko trees have come out.

This was our sky/sunset Sunday night.

It's been overcast and rainy/drizzly for the last several days, everything is wet, walk out in the yard and your shoes are soaked. Anyway, because of the wet there is no working outside. Usually I'll sit and read on days like this but Sunday and Monday I did the floors. I'll be the first one to tell you I'm a terrible housekeeper as I can always find something better to do and I have a high tolerance for dirt but they were finally so bad even I couldn't turn a blind eye. So bad that I had to sweep every floor first before I could vacuum and then I even washed the kitchen floor and both bathroom floors. Now, today, there are leaves already scattered around. Most of them come in on the cat who likes to sleep outside and they stick to her fur.

Coming home from yoga Monday night we saw a faint rainbow over the field at the end of our street.

Then yesterday I roasted butternut squash to prepare it for a recipe and before I started peeling and cubing it I decided it wouldn't be enough so ran out and got another one but after cutting up the first I realized it was enough which I used last night so now I have enough cubed butternut squash in the freezer for two more future meals. Anyway, that took all afternoon. Today, gray and rumbly and now raining, maybe I will sit and read.

Two more pics, my little redbud tree in a pot

and the spirea which was bare sticks a month ago.




14 comments:

  1. Those sky pictures - gorgeous!

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  2. I know your garden took a big hit in the storms, but it seems luxuriant to me. Wonderful range of shrubs and flowers.

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  3. Wow...I am getting a bit impatient here.

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  4. I cannot believe your angel trumpet. Mine NEVER blooms. Guess I could try moving it, eh?
    Our confederate rose which my husband didn't just trim but cut back to within an inch of its life is sending out new shoots. I was afraid he'd killed it. My spirea is starting to bloom as well. I'm about to go check for bamboo and the status of the tung tree. I imagine I have wisteria growing way up in the trees but the one on the trellis is just opening.

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  5. Thank you for sharing all this beauty.

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  6. The Gingko is so cute!! I never noticed it in springtime i guess. There is beauty at the office, wish it was in our yard. So, here we go , into gardening and growing things! The color of the sunset is amazing! I want a frock that color, that glows!

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  7. It's just a late spring this year. I'm glad much is pulling through.

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  8. This will give you a laugh. I decided to clean out the beds that had asparagus ferns in them, and when I took a good look at the new growth, I thought, "That stuff looks just like asparagus." Well, duh! I saw some redbuds blooming today -- maybe a half dozen. Here comes spring!

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  9. Always love seeing the skies there. Thank you so much for taking the beautiful photos. Hope the sun comes out soon and everything blooms happily in the spring warmth.

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  10. So lovely to see all this new growth. We just never know what resilience there is in plant life.

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  11. I recognize that spirea from Ms Moon's blog! I'm glad the Rangoon creeper and the other survivors are showing signs of life. We may have lost our banana in our freeze -- it's not looking good at all. What a weird purple sky!

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  12. So sorry the litany of my local plants didn't make it. Many are favorites heree.

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  13. You are wise to leave things alone for a while. People can be to quick to pull up dead looking plants after winter as many can surprise you. I like the tree silhouetted against the sky.

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  14. That Spirea is beautiful. We have a red bud tree in our front yard; looking forward to it blooming out, though it will take a bit because we're still in the throes of winter.

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