there’s not much blooming in these parts of texas for february’s garden blogger’s bloom day. the only plant blooming is a single stalk of Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’ (rosemary) at the front corner of the house. apparently, it’s not too affected by frosts and freeze, as this same stalk was blooming during our two recent cold spells.
the kitties and i went out to survey what else was happening in the garden. not much.
this post is looking better suited to foliage follow up… so here’s the update on the mangave:
it’s obviously seen better days… i hope my efforts in protecting it didn’t make the conditions worse, but somehow, they probably did. i should’ve stuck to my plant philosophy of tough love for this little guy. the center of the plant appears to be sturdy enough to regenerate some new foliage once the active growing season gets under way, so i’ll continue to keep an eye on it. the Agave even has some damage on it. i think it’s also from freeze damage experienced over several cloudy gray weeks, followed by a few days of intense sunshine that bleached the remains of the damaged plant cells.
ah well, it’s sunny and nearing 70 degrees most days this week, so spring is definitely around the corner. soon more bulbs and plants will emerge to brighten our days.