Half of the challenge of overwintering tender plants is working them back out into the sun without burning their leaves. It requires constant vigilance, sometimes even the most dedicated of gardeners can fail. This is my Aeonium ‘salad bowl’ a week or so after I forgot to move it out of the direct sun (in May). Ouch. And here it is yesterday, July 12th. All new leaves and the burnt ones removed. Thank goodness plants can be forgiving.
This is my first year growing Castor Beans from seed. I am underwhelmed with the results thus far. Maybe it’s the wet cold spring but they are definitely underperforming. These are the stars… with 4” leaves and 5” tall stems.
And the rest fall way behind. Maybe come September I’ll be happy but it’s not looking so good now.
I wanted big tall 5 foot plants!
Ok on to the happy surprises. The agaves I planted out in the front garden in early June are settling in nicely. One of them is even having a pup!