Reaping the windfall benefits of cold

Friday, January 15, 2010

The black olive felt outside its hardiness zone this week
and is complaining about it.

Ragtag and bitter winds played hopscotch during last week’s cold spell and now we can watch mulch being made right in our own backyards!  Several months’ supply is being dropped on the patio by the West Indian black olive tree. The bougainvillea, sacred bamboo of Bali and, alas, many of the Vanda and Bulbophyllum orchids also are donating to the cause.  This is really lemonade from lemons, horticulture style!