Sunday, August 5, 2018

Some impressive roots

In April 2011, we planted a coralbean (Erythrina herbacea) in the front yard. It survived year to year but barely. We decided that it'd do better in the back yard so in March 2016 James transplanted it. That year, it grew well and bloomed. But the next spring, it didn't come back. So in May 2017, we bought a new one to replace it. Like before, our coralbean bloomed happily. AND like before, it refused to come back this past spring. 

So, OKAY, WE GIVE UP ON CORALBEANS! No more! In the meantime, take a look at their roots! Yesterday, James dug up both root skeletons, and I had to get some photos. Impressive!


Rebecca said...

Definetly impressive. Some of thoseroots look like they circled around a pot for a while. Sorry your coalbean didn't work out.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Yes, it's sad. But on to something else! :-)

Post a Comment