Backyard blunders and bull’s-eyes

I can’t figure out what the heck is wrong with my Silver Cassia.

When I planted it back in January, she looked a-like-a-this.

She’s not a bad looking gal. Fast forward to today, and this is what we’re dealing with.

I don’t want to say it’s the saddest thing ever, but it sure is breaking my heart. I just don’t get it. We water her daily. She gets plenty of sun. We used top notch soil during the potting process. It just doesn’t make a lick of sense. I thought maybe we were watering her too much, but she’s dry as a bone. I’m flummoxed. If anyone has any tips on what to do with this once majestic beauty, I’m willing to try anything.

Fortunately, all is not lost on the backyard gardening front. This Sunday we harvested our first carrot.

So maybe we won’t have beautiful patio shrubs to gaze out at this summer, but at least we won’t go hungry.

Happy planting!


3 Comments on “Backyard blunders and bull’s-eyes”

  1. Kmom says:

    I’ve never grown this plant, understand it’s native to Australia. From what I read sounds like it’s big requirement is being in a well drained site. Maybe it rotted with all the watering? I think I would bite the bullet, toss it and go with a Texas native. Ask Mr Smarty Plants at the Wildflower Research Center for suggestions. I am in love with Mr Smarty Plants.

  2. Beautiful carrot. Sorry about your poor plant.

  3. copycatmom says:

    I would make sure your pot has enough drainage holes. I am thinking your getting too much water. It may look dry as a bone, but deep within the pot it could be icky soil.


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