Briefs from the home front

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Fronds show cold damage.

Cold damage is showing up on the blue latan palms. But it looks as if

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Ummm, a beeautiful catch.

they will be able to grow beyond it. Cold took out the back of one lychee and continued down the fence line. A Latania closest to the lychee was protected, but those farther down the line were hit. I treated with copper and a fungicide, but the scars are just now showing up.

Meanwhile, on a tour of the garden this morning, I saw that a small crab spider caught a sweet breakfast: a honeybee. The bee was larger than the spider, but less lucky.