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Jan 4, 2014 2:26 PM CST
|so this is a list of what looks dead now.
I will update the list in spring if anything comes out of the ground
I will also mention plants i thought would die in that type of weather that did not
Background: South Seattle, Wa right next to duwamish river plants are in 4 beds
so i lost all the opuntia tomentosa
One of the Opuntia ficus indica
a note on opuntia i have about 16 types out there and i only lost one type completely, most of them look fine
all of the sedum adolphii
half of the Senecio rowleyanus
most all of the Kleinia mandraliscae one survived in a brick corner with a prickly pear protecting it
all of the aeonium
all of the portulacaria afra
the large Echeveria setosa but 2 small babys look fine
all of the fuzzy blue echeveria that Greg from this site gave me... it only had a few months to establish
the grapto fred ives leaves look dead but the stems are looking fine some of the plants look fine
most of the crassula perforata but one growing right on a prickly pear pad
the Echinopsis pachanoi cactus is not squishy and looks fine
same with the other columnar cactus out there
the sedum multiceps looks like it was growing the whole time
the graptopetlum spc is looking fine and so are its babies
the Sedum rubrotinctum is beat up but still has lots of green growth
The stuff i would have expected to be fine ie hens and chicks and random sedum are mostly fine
half of the prickly pear in the bed with no protection are looking fine
Jan 4, 2014 3:18 PM CST
|So sorry for your loss. Got to build mini green houses or hot beds next time. Some thing easy and light to put on and take off. We are going down minnus 10 next week. Hope the snow covers most plants. My Japanese Maples maybe toast. My black toro may give in. I covered it heavy but didn't expect below 0 readings.
Jan 4, 2014 7:15 PM CST
|Where around are you located in the USA, Stush?|
Jan 4, 2014 11:43 PM CST
|Here is hoping you didn't lose anything that was very special to you. I hope you left only duplicated plants (or easily replaceable ones) out in the cold temps.
I am also guessing that was abnormally cold for your area?
I have left duplicated succulents out and am curious to observe them. Some are in containers, others in a raised dry bed. The lowest temperature we have seen this winter was 24 degrees but the next few nights will tell the tale. Expected to drop into the high teens. And I expect the lows aren't as critical as the length of time spent at those temperatures.
Jan 5, 2014 10:16 AM CST
I am near Pittsburgh, Pa. We are most lucky here. Most bad weather splits and goes north or south of us. With the high of 3 come Tuesday and low of -11, well that only comes by every 10 years or so. Puts us back into zone 5 or 4 and we lose some stuff.
I am lucky to have a good family. My son put in a new heating/cooling system for us this last summer. The furance hardly comes on and the house is warmer than ever. He put a whole new duct work system in. The fuel bill is less than half of what it used to be.
Jan 5, 2014 12:09 PM CST
|Well, Congratulations on the climate improvements in the house and Lucky you to have a most Handy Son! I won't be worried about you so much this coming winter blast. Take care!|
Jan 7, 2014 7:46 PM CST
|Quite a list of downed ones Mark...sorry to see that. I also have some from the week long 27F we had here in late Fall, but I have taken in some that I know will not bear it so have mitigated some of my losses.
I just need some sprinkle of rain though..even the cold hardy succulents seem at a loss with no moisture at all this winter, and we are having nice balmy day time temps that dips to 35F every night this winter. Picky picky Mother Nature.
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