Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Failures

How many times will you try a plant before giving up?  Over the course of years, I've experimented with a lot of plants.  These next upcoming posts will be on plants that just don't work for me in the garden.  We are currently suffering a severe frost for the next couple nights and I have to say....IT'S COLD!!!  I don't know what's going to happen after these two days are over, but I might be adding more failures to my plant list.  Part of this blog is to keep track of the failures and learn from them.  As gardeners, we have a pile of these "failed" plants hidden somewhere in our gardens.  Stay tuned for the next series on plants that may cause Tucsonans or the "Zone Niners" issues in their own yards.  I've got a nice list of plants you should definitely not plant and some that just may not work for me......
A Snap Shot from my hometown of Two Rivers


  1. I am documenting this in the higher, colder Chihuahuan Desert, as well! Weather and plant performance.

    I think we'll have many more "recent" plants in the + column than the - column, when all is said and done. Thanks to the internet and the right people. Document all...esp hours and days below 32F, etc, how plants fared for you, and even others' plants.

    Then we can all publish it online, so the public is educated better.

  2. That's a great idea!!! I am keeping a log here. You keep yours for ALB and Tropical Texana keeps his in Houston....and Rain Forest Gardener in Florida....we'll have all the bases covered. Tropical, desert alike. Excellent idea.:)


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