Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It All Falls Down

The wind has been rip roaring since Monday morning and half of the potted plants in the nursery are laying on their sides.

















I am not picking anything up until it stops. The weather report says wind advisory until 4am Thursday.















There are still plenty of pretty things to see in the garden to distract me from the nursery laid waste during the evening whirlwind tour.




















Another bromeliad coming into bloom, Aechmea gamosepala.






















A large grey leaved yellow flowered Aloe.















An I don't know bromeliad. I should have moved that twig out of the picture.

6 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

I love those aloe blooms. Mine isn't doing anything yet.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

I like the bigger yellow one better than the common red Aloe Vera. The blooms seem to last longer and the plant just has more stature.

Yours didn't freeze to death in the wintery blast?

Carol said...

It's very cold here, so I came by just to see some tropical plants in bloom, thought it might warm me up! Thanks for the pictures.

Annie in Austin said...

Wind is the enemy in most places, isn't it? Although it does blow bugs away, too.

Christopher, is that aspidistra in some of the pots? Or maybe a more tropical plant with a similar leaf?

I only have the houseplant Aloe, the kind sold in herb displays for burns. That's safe inside. There are agaves outside, and so far they look all right, in spite of the ice.

Other Februarys have brought us snow and ice - it's still winter in Austin.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Yes that is whole group of Aspidistra. I have a thing for indestructable low maintenance plants that will grow in the dark.

The common house plant Aloe is the red flowered one. It gets quite big here, 18" tall and I use it as a ground cover because it spreads readily.

Glad to help warm you guys up.

Pam/Digging said...

No, Christopher, my 'Blue Elf' aloe survived the ice storm under a sheet that froze solid. It's in a pot that's too big to move when it freezes, so I just cover it up. I'll be looking for blooms in March.