Another bamboo tale

Since temperatures have been around 70ºF (21ºC) for the last few days, I decided that it was time -- as early as it is -- to get the stream running again. I'm not going to show you that, as it involves lots of black, smelly water.


I will share something I noticed though, as I stood back and admired the scene (that moving water makes such a big difference!)

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Briefly, bamboo

Every year as winter comes to a close (or appears to as our crazy warm temperatures seem to indicate) I take a look at the bamboos and assess the cold damage that was done.


Although we've had an overall quite mild winter, there were a couple of cold snaps where the temperature got down to about 4ºF (-15ºC) each time. Even a night of this will cause damage to most temperate bamboos.


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Amazing: life!

I talked a bit about the trouble I have growing hellebores, but today I'm amazed at something else:


I've been able to keep rhubarb alive!


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Coconut, round 2

My first battle with the coconut didn't go too well, and since I was tired of having the partly-open thing on the kitchen counter, I got serious yesterday.


The result: success! Sort of.

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What's the deal with my Hellebores?

I've grown just a couple of hellebores during my time as a gardener, and I have to admit, I'm not having much success.


The first one I got was a large division, and it died before the end of the season. There was another somewhere that I don't remember seeing for the last couple of years, and this is my current one. Doesn't look too bad, but where are the blooms?


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Coconut

Remember the coconut I brought home from Florida? I was trying to decide if I should try to let it sprout, or just eat it.


I decided that letting it sprout would just result in a year or more of extra work (trying to keep the plant alive) if it even worked, so time to eat!


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