What a spring here,already averaging +13F over last April...!
I put the phone there for scale-they almost ate it! JK
Almost every barrel cactus is loaded with flowers!
I think about 17 barrles etc,are getting ready to bloom.
I always forget this thing is even here....but....
my T.Nanus was the first to recover from spear-pull-never would
have guessed it would be this one,as I mentioned,I always forget it's there!
Little green part in the center is the spear pushing up.
Petasites japonicus(var) has really spread out this year...
you can also see the blooms.
Rajapuri next to it to shade it.
Many surprises this year with the mild winter and warm March...heres 3 that made me smile(-:
I have never seen them survive here over winter,much less come up in MARCH!!!!
2.Rose Mallow coming up in March is unheard of here.
3.Butterfly bush-if you look behind the Sequoia
(which BTW was completely undamaged this year),upper right hand corner
you can see a Butterfly bush.
These USUALLY die back to the ground and then grow to about
6' here during the warm season.....these did not die back
and have kept shoots alive all winter-this year it will start
Also(3.1)look at the Pampas grass,it is already a foot tall!
Usually it comes up in late April/May.
A few other pictures of springy Iowa.
Saba(foreground)is really taking off-Redbud in distance.
Anyone know what this flower is????
Washys have really taken off-one of the leaves is already 3' across.
Lilac and Crabapple.
Black Bamboo is refreshing it's spring cover.
3-4 weeks ahead of last year(-:
Yucca hybrids from Tim(Mass) and Kory's(Mn)on the right.
Tetrapanex steroidal giant coming up-anybody want some(-;
Cactus getting bigger is nice but this guy is getting tough to move without one of us getting hurt (-:
These big leaved Castor bean plants get big leaves right
out of the bean!
By mid summer leaves can be 42" across/plants well over 12'.
Overwintered Princeps....good year to try it,can't wait until
it recovers from spear-pull....it will be a beauty!
Nainital and Fortunei-both have grown over a 1/2 a foot(spears)in the last week.
All new growth on this Abyssinian,almost a foot so far
and almost 2 months ahead of least year!
You know it's been a warm March when a Madagascar palm starts growing!
2 palms I am really looking forward to watching develope..
Chamaerops Volcano X Chamaerops Cerifera from Max Cola in Italy.
Fortunei from above.
Little T.Tesan hit the ground running...
planted a few weeks ago it has already put out(another) it's second divided leaf.
Some Trachy seedlings,Tesan,Manipur,Takil,Nova,Winsan,Princeps
(from Garry,I guess they all are(-;)and S.Lisa,S.Brazoria.S.McCurtain.
Also my poor little spindly Thai giant
Thanks for looking!