Our large sago palm (Cycas revoluta) knocked over by the wind, which had been howling the night before.
Mind you, this is a not a small container. It's a full 24 inches tall and 24 inches across on top. And it's anything but light. But the fronds of the cycad must have given the wind enough to grab onto, and gravity did the rest.
In this view from the front, you can see how big this Cycas revoluta has gotten over the years. I don't know exactly when we bought it, but it was in the late 1990s. It was but a small thing in maybe a 2-gallon pot.
I yanked the terracotta pot back into an upright position and twisted it a bit closer to the recently trimmed Asian lemon bamboo (Bambusa eutuldoides 'Viridividatta') to give it a bit more stability. If it gets pushed over again, I'll need to weigh it down with rocks.
|Lots of empty pots waiting to be planted. It will be a fun year!|
Today is a beautiful sunny day, but I'm sure we're not done with the rain (and the infernal wind that often comes with it) quite yet.