Dreaded Spring chore
I spent the day cleaning up freeze damage- something we're not used to here in FL. We had a bad freeze this year, and all of the tender tropicals took a hard hit. I waited until they started to show signs of life, so I'd know how far back to cut them. It's not fun at all. Since it happens rarely, it's not a regular spring ritual, and it doesn't look much better when you're done. I don't think I lost completely anything; my beloved Tibouchina has growth on the main stems, so I think it will be all right. It's a hard-to-find variety, and I finally got one, after numerous failed attempts at rooting one from a friend, so I'm glad it survived. It won't be 15' tall, though- more like 5'! I guess I shouldn't complain- it only got down to 28 here this year- mild by many standards.