Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Today was a sweltering 90 degrees with the humidity level at over 90% that = Sweat Sweat Sweat! After the 3 hours Aaron and myself put in at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, mind you in a long sleeve shirt and jeans due to the excessive amount of mosquito, I felt like I was going to pass out from heat exhaustion. I will say we are whipping the Palm Walk into shape. In a few more weeks we will be able to stamp this area. They have a nice assortment of Palmlings in the propagation area and we are cleaning the areas up so we can place a bunch of new palms out in the garden. Today we tackled another area of Boston ferns that were over taking the walk. In the this little section there were a few un-named Cycads maybe Zamia's and Bromeliads, the Bismarckia noblis or Silver Bismarck that we de-booted a few weeks ago, a fairly young Puerto Rican Hat Palm or Sabal causiarum, and a Chambeyronia macrocarpa or they have it named as a Red Feather Palm, personally I like the Flamethrower name better. But this is planted in the sun and it is not very happy. So after a discussion with the directors they agreed and I think it will find a new shady home in the next few weeks. So I have a few Before and Afters of the area we worked in today.