Peeked In On a Few
Posted by Alvin in Motown, z6 on January 12, 2018, 1:37 pm
Yesterday, was above 50 for the first time, this year. In addition to the milder temps, quite a bit of snow melted (even though more is on the way, over the next few days). I took this opportunity, to look beneath the protection of a few things, to see how they fared against the -6F, I had, this past Sunday morning, before covering it again. |
* Needle Palm- I lifted the cone, for a minute, covering the uppermost Wall o Water (2 Wall o Waters are "stacked", top one resting on blocks), and the plant was perfectly fine, as it has been, for many years. In the 18 or so years, it has been in the ground, it has received damage only twice.
* Poet's Laurel- The cone was also lifted off the uppermost Wall o Water. It too, was fine, with no burn.
* Sand Oak- This was planted last spring. This cone was removed. I looked into the Wall o Water, and saw all leaves had turned brown, but the wood "felt green".
* Ardisia crenata- No damage within the Wall o Water, after removing the rose cone.
* Sweet Olive (Osmanthus fragrans)- No burn, or damage, within the Wall o Water, after the cone was removed. This is not the Fudingzhu, but the "orange-flowered" one, which although in the ground for 4-5 yrs, and same size as Fudingzhu, has not bloomed yet. Did not check Fudingzhu yet, though.
* Black Bamboo- ONE, of about 10 culms, show burn, at the uppermost 2 ft. All other culms show no damage, or burn. This plant had been protected, in its first few years, when under 6ft tall, it grew like a clumper. No protection over past several. Died back to the ground in the Vortex years. Since then, though, it has been running, with new culms shooting 12-15 ft tall, each year.
* Longleaf Pine- pot-planted, last fall, for the winter. No protection was given. Recent snows covered it completely, I guess, naturally protecting it. No damage shows.
* Loblolly Pine- Also pot-planted. Needles are still yellow, from last summer, but otherwise shows no damage, from the cold.