Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 17, the first spring "like" day of the season with temperatures here near 10 C. The desert garden has emerged from a pile of snow.
Yucca gloriosa (foreground) and elata seem fine.
Click on pictures for a better look.

Yucca aloifolia is a bit winter damaged. We'll see what happens in the next month.

I had my doubts about the zone 8 caesalpinia (pictured in flower last year), but a scratch this morning revealed green tissue right to the top.

Hesperaloe in a bed of delopserma, both are fine.

The cacti are likewise fine.

1 comment:

  1. I'm in Hamilton (Central Mountain, usda zone 6) and Aucuba japonica also does well. I have to screen with burlap to prevent winter burn. Also have a crape myrtle "Hopi" that is a profuse bloomer (pink) in its second year. What variety of crape is that in your photo?