The retina doctor was not overly pleased with the eye's healing progress, so I must forgo carrying heavy objects, vibrations, jarring, long periods of exercise, over exertion...in other words, gardening. Careful, but not careful enough, even though I was doing very small, light stuff. Planting 4" (10 cm) 'Joe Hoak's, a Grevillea 'Superb' and some Crassula bits in The Project area:
I covered the 'Joe's with cages to protect them until the roots can hold on to the soil by themselves.
The gardening crew that does most of the houses (not mine) on our street, as well as the HOA strip, took pity on me yesterday and removed some of the rotted Yucca linearifolia. I'd been removing it bit by bit--strips of the foliage would come off, creating this sort of thing...
Despite all the rot, the root system remained stubbornly ensconced.
When I asked El Jefe to shut off the HOA sprinklers because of the water company's demand for more savings, he noticed my one-eyed situation. Later when I went out for the mail, the gardening crew and the Yucca remains above ground had vanished. I went out and poked around--the root system is still stubbornly ensconced. After the first heavy rain loosens the soil, when the eye is better, I'll try to pull out the roots.
'Mr. Ripple' would look good in the space. But not for a while, until Dr. Retina is more pleased, and the Yucca roots are gone.
Here's two old photos of a 'Mr. Ripple' (foreground) taken at Roger's in 2010. There's a smaller 'Mr.' to the above left, and is that 'Jaws' or 'Green Goblet', above? What beauties, eh? All long gone from Roger's, though last I was there, a new 'Mr. Ripple' or two have appeared in another area.
Hold on, baby, you'll be liberated from that pot soon!
Also wanted to post a shot of the 'Mini King' Protea plant. 'Pink Ice' has grown rapidly, but 'Mini King' remains mini.
Oh! Another excuse to post a 'Mini King' flower picture. How'd that happen?