Back to the grindstone

All the preparation and worry is over -- hurricane Ike sent us a little wind yesterday, but not much else. So, today it's back to the grindstone -- putting all the plants back, along with the patio furniture and "stuff" I put away just in case things would be whipping around.

And then it's on to pulling WEEDS. Ugh. They have gotten ahead of me and I just can't squat fast enough to get them back under control. That's what happens when you go on a long vacation.

Look - look! This is from one of the Sago Palm seeds I harvested from my neighbor's female plant! I can't believe it is actually growing! I'll probably be dead before it's big enough to put into the landscape, but I'm very excited at this little success. I started by soaking the seeds back in February.

And this is the night bloom from an exotic plant that I got at the Zilker Gardenfest. I can't remember the name of it -- anyone know? It has long leaves that are like tongues - and very flat. Help?

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