Baby plants, Clematis on left, Lonicera (honeysuckle) on right
More...with second Clematis
Doing an evaluation of the day's work
The dead wisteria (waaaah)
Over the finally greening valley
We had a very bad winter for us. I know it wasn't as bad as Montana's, but today was the first day it broke sixty degrees without the horrible wind that always blows here. The extended period of really cold weather during the long winter killed or damaged a lot of our established plants: two wisteria, a honeysuckle, a lace-leaf Japanese maple, several junipers, half the lawn, several shoe-button spireas, which we cut all the way off. There are a few leaves on each. I found two stems on the big wisteria that have green, but I fear the rest of it is dead. The one we planted last spring is probably done-for. We'll leave them in for now and wait...Even the lilacs were damaged. All of the trees are late, and we're still having frost. Usually by now it's in the 70s or even 80s. It is a desert, after all.
The area vintners have been hit hard as well. There's still a great deal of snow in the hills, and we've had a very wet and windy spring. The river flooded twice.
I haven't worked this hard in a long time. Whew. I'll be glad to call it a day.