All my plants are outdoors once again. The hanging baskets have suffered from feline predation while inside; the spider plants no longer have spiders. The tricolor dracaena has a flat-top courtesy of whichever cat climbed into my office. The office is off limits, but even with the doors closed some of my cats can squeeze between frame and door. The house is 97. Its entitled to have some sagging doors. The only casualty was the avocado plant that was hidden behind the sanseveria and did not get watered. Even the ficus did well this year.
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I have removed obviously dead cane and trimmed the lantana to about two inches tall.. Lantana must be cut back or it gets too leggy to be attractive. The lantana already has green leaves showing next to the ground. I will save the cane to use as stakes in the garden and put the lantana trimmings out for the brush and clippings pickup.
I need to start preparing the vegetable garden. I did not plant last year because I assumed I would lose the house. Since I am still here, I will tempt fate and put in some vegetables. Tomatoes need to go in first to ripen before the heat comes. A few radishes and maybe carrots might be fun. I have some decisions to make.