Monday, January 17, 2011

Calla comeback

Last week I posted a photo of the calla lilies in our back yard after a particularly cold night (10 hours below 32°F). I was convinced that all top growth was dead and that we would have to wait for the leaves to grow back from the rhizomes.

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I’m very happy to report that I was wrong.

While some leaves are clearly damaged…

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…and some look curiously yellow…

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…the majority of them fared much better shape than I had anticipated.

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It even looks like the flower stalks have survived unscathed and the flowers will open up soon, provided the temperatures manage to stay above freezing.

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What a testament to the resilience of these beautiful plants!

1 comment:

  1. They're alot more resilient than they come across as. Tough plants, even with hard frosts they do come back from the ground :)

    Great aroid for that Tropical look!

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