That round blob in the front and center is my biggest Agave ovatifolia, wrapped in frost cloth. "Hello in there! How are you doing???"
The Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold' buds have had a serious snow and ice workout this winter. They'll be extra worshiped when they bloom in a few weeks (fingers crossed — hey whadda ya know, I still have hope...).
The bamboo by the garage door is always a flopper, but this is taking it to a new level. I think there's gonna be a big cut back in its future.
Some of you are going to be able to see the beauty in all this. I just can't. There is too much potential destruction, it just brings me no joy. Oh sure...there are a couple of shots I worked in because I thought they were kinda pretty...but all-in-all my heart is heavy. But what can ya do?...
The fern dish planters live there, usually. They're currently buried under leaves for protection.
That palm frond!
It looks like a hand raised above the water as it's drowning. Save me, please, somebody please...save me...
The largest palm just looks sad.
Did I mention a foot of snow fell?
That's the Acacia that tipped over in our first ice storm. It's laying on the stock tank pond and the Agave ovatifolia PVC igloo.
The igloo is holding up just fine under all that snow.
The Maytenus boaria, Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen' and Eriobotrya japonica are all sleepy. Sadly I can't get back there to knock the snow off of them.
Nolina microcarpa squiggles.
Sammy (the Yucca rostrata) is sporting a rather odd hairstyle.
The bamboo on the left (Sasa palmata f. nebulosa) is down for the count I'm afraid. After the last ice-storm it wasn't able to upright itself and this is just too much. Isn't the pattern on the trellis cool though?
Clifford (Magnolia macrophylla) stands proud with his bare branches and their snow-topping.
Even the little Yucca rostrata can work that strange top-poof hairstyle...
A better angle of Sammy's "top-poof"...
A branch from the neighbors conifer is leaning waaayyy into our garden (on the left). We just got the broken limbs from the first ice storm cut down, no more please!
Meanwhile some garden residents are living in heated luxury. Hardy seems fair does it?
Another cool trellis pattern.
Over the summer a passionflower grew around the metal wire loops, now there is snow.
Finally, the "tiny wonder" as she makes her way into the garden for potty time. Since the snow was as tall as she is (her tummy dragged) we made a path and cleaned a couple of spots in the lawn for her.
Weather Diary, January 11: Hi 32, Low 26/ Precip - I've lost track of the 24-hour total but there's a foot of snow on the ground here.
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