Pictures from Pittsburgh
Posted by Brad - Pittsburgh on 2/26/2018, 8:45 pm
I was able to come home for the weekend, and despite about 5" of rain, I was able to assess damage and get some clean up done. There has been some considerable damage, but spring is definitely in the air. |
There were some other cold snaps, but this is the worst stretch we felt here.
Mon 1/1 11°/2°
Tue 1/2 12°/5°
Wed 1/3 23°/2°
Thu 1/4 17°/3°
Fri 1/5 9°/-3°
Sat 1/6 11°/-1°
Sun 1/7 27°/-5°
I filled 2 whole garbage cans full of Sweetgum gumballs, and there are obviously a lot more to fall.
I failed multiple times with hesperaloe, but it appears I finally picked the right spot. No protection, and it appears as if it will live.
Brackens Brown Beauty is looking a little to brown for my liking, but it will live although likely to mostly defoliate.
Small needle will survive it's second year completely unprotected.
Aucuba has some damage that will quickly be outgrown. It is now about 5' tall.
Echinocereus triglochidiatus doesn't look great.
Agave parryi looks dead. I think I have now given up on agaves.
Yucca patch looks a little beat up from snow load. My wife and kids don't understand the concept of using the the leaf blower after a snowfall to remove excess snow load.
Minors will die back significantly, but will survive.
A little worried about the trachy. I didn't wrap it in plastic this year, and the snow appears to have pressed down the leaves in the cage and exposed the frost cloth. Hopefully the mini lights provided enough heat. I left the protection on and will remove when I come back at the end of the month.
Zone 6a, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh
Previous gardens in Dubois, Pa, Walnut Creek, CA, and Lancaster, NY
Other interests: Edibles, fragrance, hummingbirds and butterflies, and deer resistance