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After-Blizzard Garden Assessment - Part 2

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

Now that a little over a month has passed, we’re revisiting our list of plants that didn’t have signs of life right away. It’s a good thing we waited awhile to touch anything, because a lot of the plants are bouncing back (and many seem more vibrant than ever). The bur oaks and Mexican plum, which seemed like they were struggling a bit before, are now lush and thriving. Nature is resilient. Taking inventory like this will help us be better prepared next time. And avoid stressing over plants that are just fine on their own.

Beautyberry
Beautyberry
artichoke
Artichoke
Aloe, aloevera
Aloe (a lot melted, some survived)
Gojiberry
Goji berry (coming back and made two babies)
BlackBerry, blackberries
blackberry (thriving and multiplying, flowering)
Pride of barbados
Pride of Barbados
Almondverbena
Almond verbena
Flame acanthus
Flame Acanthus
Mexican mint marigold
Mexican Mint Marigold
Curry trees
curry trees (all three are coming back)
Chocolate Persimmon
Datura
Baby volunteer redbud
Jasmine
Jasmine
Passionvine
Passionvine
Fennel
Fennel
Fig
Fig

Also bouncing back are:

galangal

agave (one particular variety)

loquat (one survived, one has no signs of life).

paperwhites

pomegranate


Some other we’re still watering and waiting on. Don't give up too soon!

  • mexican flame vine

  • esperanza (update - came back fine)

  • huisache (update - came back fine)

  • arizona cypress (was already sad before the freeze)

  • lantana (update - came back fine)

  • turmeric (update - came back fine)

  • citrus (update - came back fine)

  • hibiscus

  • nopal (update - most melted, some regenerated from the base much later)

  • lemongrass (update - came back fine)

  • evergreen sumac

Evergreen sumac
Evergreen Sumac

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