Thursday, January 27, 2011

Leaving Winter behind...

Winter hit Tucson hard this year, at least for a few days, but Spring is in the air and I am ready to dig in the dirt!   

Early morning sunrise

String of Pearls ready to flower




 When I got around to the pots of cacti was I ever surprised to see several of them with buds showing.







 The bulbs I planted last fall had started growing before the frost hit.  They are all sending up green shoots again!

The first Hyacinth

Last plant in the garden-broccoli- will it ever be big enough to eat?
 The freezing nights hit some of my cactus the hardest.  The big prickly pears had large branches freeze and just break off.  In the almost 8 years I've lived in my home I've never seen this happen until this winter.
Prickly Pear destruction

6 comments:

Carmen y Alfonso said...

Hemos disfrutado mucho con estas magníficas fotografías.
Un saludo.

rohrerbot said...

We had the same thing happen here in midtown. The cactus broke off and fell to the ground. I don't even know if I should replant them or not. That was some nasty frost for a week. The citrus had a hard time as well. Glad to see you writing:)

Nat said...

Heavy frosts! What a terror, I guess no one is safe from these plant killers. We got a bad one this year, it came and went in 3 days, nuked my whole excess succulent collection, then cleared up and was sunny and beautiful again... I should have seen it coming up here but still, never good news. Beautiful photos btw

Wandering Jew said...

Wow, excellent captures.

catmint said...

hi dee, i guess cacti don't like frost. everything else looks happy and heaslthy in the bright sunlight. cheers, cm

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Oh my goodness great pictures! I love the spring and this is an awesome look of things to come!