Saturday, January 17, 2009


Fellow blogger Tilthy Rich called upon me to rescue his Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta). He just about put it in his thriving compost! I was happy to take it into care and the Palm was surprised by how close it would be moving to its new home - about a block and a half down Bryant St.

The Palm will create a certain challenge and I hope that I can live up to the task. I might have to reach out to the experts, but will do my best. The Palm could have reached the point of no return but perhaps there is still time.
First, I will remove the Palm from the moist soil and inspect the roots. Perhaps I can remove the rot if any and create a more easily draining soil for the Palm to go back to once there are signs of rebirth.

To be continued....


  1. WOW..I know virtually nothing about palms! My neighbor, who is a landscaper was telling me he feeds his every month with something like Magnesium...but let me find out again what it was for sure. It helps with the yellow leafing (deficiency). Of course at this stage, a fertilizer might not be good. Hmmmm...well, good luck!

  2. Thanks Julie! I am excited to get this little one back to life. I think the yellowing of the leaves could also be from over watering and not enough drainage in the soil.. We shall see.

  3. I'm excited to see what you can do with this one! Thanks for taking her in:) Also, I really like your header graphic. Did you do that yourself? How did you create it?

  4. Thank you Ray. Yes, I did make it myself. I put a photo of one of my first rescues into Illustrator and added the text.