Saturday morning Dean bought 2 new palm trees. These are to replace some that died. When I say died, I mean murdered by the ridiculously cold winter we had. Seriously, since when does it get cold enough in Baton Rouge to kill palm trees???
We bought a Queen Palm & a Windmill Palm. We have a Windmill that did fine in the weather. You can see it to the left of the picture above. I really like the look of it but it's not as tall as I want.
This is the new Windmill. I'll be transplanting those iris's to my mom's new yard when they move in. The palm will show up better then.
This is the Queen Palm. I hope it lives. I just love how it looks. You can see in the middle of the picture the little stump thingy from one that died. We're not convinced it's dead, there was still a little green so we decided to just leave it & see what happens.
It was cloudy Saturday thank goodness because it was still really, really hot. It would've been awful if the sun would've been out. While Dean dug the holes & planted the palms I pulled weeds. I did about half the backyard & then got in the pool & cooled off. This is the pool cooling contraption Dean made. You can also see the new palm.
He was just hanging out, looking around.
I needed a new pot. I have a Begonia in a small one on my patio that apparently doesn't drain well & it's not doing very good. Since I didn't go with Dean to get the trees, I asked him to just pick out a pretty one. Those of you that know me know I don't ever do things like this but I thought he could handle it. This is what he came home with.