Less than 3 months post-Ike, this is Little Mama as she looks today:
A recap for those readers who are new to my corner of Katy: Like so many others throughout the Houston area, my yard and gardens took a hit from Hurricane Ike. I reported post-storm on the downing of the trellis outside my breakfast room window, which was planted with angel wing jasmine. Less than a week post hurricane I had a beautiful new trellis but was faced with a decision. I'd initially hoped to save most of the main vine, dubbed Big Mama, but it very quickly became clear that her considerable size made that a much more arduous and lengthy task than I was willing to undertake. So after some research and consultation with other gardeners, Big Mama went on a drastic weight loss program and was renamed Little Mama. If you'd like to read more about Little Mama, check out my posts on September 15th, September 28th and October 5th.
You really did a great job..and what a big job it was too! Little mama looks good!!
Gail, I didn't do a darned thing in the garden that day since I had to catch up on household duties. Yesterday I was battling a sinus headache and today the weather is definitely not conducive to working in the garden!
Nancy, I hope she'll really take off in spring!
Frances, you remember right about how quickly vines grow here! I cut my coral vine back about 4 times this year before I let it take off. It didn't bother her in the slightest!
Annie at the Transplantable Rose