Showing posts with label Florida natives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Florida natives. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Weeding weeding weeding

Florida pellitory

Having weed free flowerbeds in a backyard wildlife habitat is not really a good thing. There are native plants we call weeds because they flourish and multiply happily without extra water, fertilizer or special pampering. And yes, they most likely will take over my small Myrtle Glen if left alone, so I do weed, but selectively (Florida natives in Myrtle Glen)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Whisk Fern

Psilotum nudum. Say it a few times and it will start rolling off the tongue in a fun way.... nudum because the poor plant has no leaves - it is nakkid :-)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Clematis reticulata

This clematis is a Florida native vine with light green, small leaves and bell-shaped flowers

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Growing Lotus from seed

Starting the native American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) from seed is easy.

Start them now in Fall, keep them protected from frost and they will flower next summer.

native American Lotus

The big seeds need to be nicked, so I held them in a vice and filed carefully until I could see the cream-colored inside of the seeds at one spot.