Friday, September 21, 2012

UPDATE: Palm Seedlings

As you may recall over the winter I started some palms from seed. I planted Trachycarpus fortunei, Needle Palm, and Sabal minor(the photos are in this order top to bottom, the first photo is all the palms together.) The palms are getting very large and looking healthy now, hopefully by this coming spring they will be much larger.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Garden visitor, White-tailed deer

Had a garden visiter a few days ago a White-tailed deer.

Death of a Giant, Castor Beans

I had several large "Impala" Castor beans in front of the house. We had a storm and they fell over the ground just became too saturated and it was windy. Well they fell over, lol. I thought about staking them up but they are too heavy. I am leaving them for now on the ground so I can harvest the seeds so ill have more castors next year, soon ill probably end up cutting them down. I included a few photos of them standing as well.

Taste of the Tropics in Illinois

Took some pics of the tropical garden, Musa basjoo, various cannas, elephant ears etc.