I forgot you're in the same area as me! how are you and your plants enjoying the sudden frost?
Well, I think I’m going to lose a 6 ft Texas sage - which is fine because it was actually getting too big for where it was located. All of the ice prevention that I put in place - Styrofoam cups, plastic sheeting, blankets, and tarps stayed in place, so I hope they did their job. I know we’ve had other nights in the teens the last few years, so I’m not super concerned, but we’ll see! My “albino” Agave americana is new, so I’m not sure how it will fare.
Hi, to your geometry problem, its dividing segments in 5 pieces each measuring the cuts in the upper side 1,08+3,83+2,17+3,83+1,08, in the lower 1,91+2,17+3,83+2,17+1,91 Sorry if it is not clear I cannot send picture. And it's 62,5 degrees, not 65!! All the best
I want to get my fellow plant-enthusiast a unique indoor plant, for an east-facing window, for the holidays. Any ideas?
East-facing is great - most of mine are in east-facing windows all winter long. Here are my suggestions:
1. So burro’s tail, Sedum morganianum, is pretty common, but if you get one of the “chubby” varieties like ‘Harry Butterfield’ it’s a hit! Plus, it will take on a great bluish-green hue and grow to its heart’s content.
2. Again, as common as they are, Schlumbergera, or Christmas cactus, have a huge variety of interesting hybrids with multi-colored blooms. And some even change colors from one season to the next! My Schulmbergera ‘Malissa’ was pure white last year, and now it is tinged in pink.
3. Euphorbia milii, or Crown of Thorns, is another great plant with an architectural shape. They can be finicky to flower, but are reliable to grow nice leaves on the crowns.
4. Jade plant, Crassula ovata, is pretty common, but the bonsai forms are aweeessoommmeee. Yes.
5. Kalanchoe tomentosa, or Panda plant, is a great furry silver plant tipped w/ chocolate brown. But, it can get large after just a year.
6. A lot of Mammillaria species can be grown quite successfully indoors. Try M. elongata ‘Copper King’, M. prolifera, or M. bombycina. Many Mamms bloom in the winter, too!