Before & After

4 August, 2011 Leave a comment

Okay, so I am moving and it was totally unexpected. It is just to another house, but still annoying. I put all this work into this side yard and I am just happy to see that it looked awesome. I have moved most of my plant to the new house and will have future updates from there.

May 18, 2011

July 30, 2011

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Weather Data

28 July, 2011 Leave a comment

I recently rediscovered historical weather data for Lexington, KY that I had. It runs from winter 1947-1948 to winter 2010-2011.

In this data set the coldest minimum low for any winter has occurred twice. The first time was during the winter of 1962-1963 on January 24, 1963 and the second time was during the winter of 1993-1994 on January 19, 1994. The low both times was -20f.

The warmest minimum low occured druing the winter of 1952-1953 on January 6, 1953 with a low of 14f.

The following months below show how many times the minnium low has occured during that month. This includes if the low was reached multiple times during a month.:

November:… 0

December:… 9




The most times a minnium low has occurred more than once during a month was during the winter of 1947-1948. The low of -2 was hit on January 18, 24, 25, and 28.

Here are the following 10 year averages:

1950’s: -1.2f

1960’s: -6.4f

1970’s: -1.3f

1980’s: -4.3f

1990’s: -0.8f

2000’s: +1.5f

The winter 1947-1948 to 2010-2011 63 year average is: -1.3f.

The average from 2000-2001 t0 2010-2011 so far is: +1.3f


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Showing Some Side

18 May, 2011 2 comments

The largest project this year was one that was started back in the winter when I layed down cardboard to kill the grass. Eventually all of the grass was killed and it was all mulched. This side includes many Colocasia’s, Caladium’s, banana’s, two Hydrangea’s, a Philodenron, Hosta’s, Ferns and a Japanese Maple that I was able to get at a Korger grocery store surprisingly. This picture was taken at the end of April and it has already filled in a bit and the Musa basjoo’s in their second year have shot up.

Musa Basjoo Is Ready Rumble

4 May, 2011 3 comments





11 April, 2011

18 April, 2011

03 May, 2011

The tallest one you see in the last picture is the one in the first picture. It is already around 4 feet tall, so that is pretty exciting. Can’t wait to see how tall they get this year. Last year I believe it got to 13-14 feet by 07 November when it was frosted. You can see that some of them are starting to actually puch out leaves.


Musa velutina

3 May, 2011 Leave a comment

Musa Thai Black

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Musa ‘Mekong Giant’

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Musa itenerans

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Musa zebrina

3 May, 2011 Leave a comment

Musa sikkimensis ‘Bengal Tiger’

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