Showing posts with label Plants in Myrtle Glen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Plants in Myrtle Glen. Show all posts

Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer colors


Caladium Miss Muffett , Caladium Creamsicle,  Colocasia Elena,  Copperleaf (Acalypha wilkesiana)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Photo Walk through Myrtle Glen

Walk with me through Myrtle Glen this Thursday morning. It is June already and getting hot during the days but it is still nice to be outside during the morning hours.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Caladium - color for the shade garden

Impatiens were my plant of choice to brighten shady spots in the yard, but with the mold virus, or whatever it is, destroying the impatiens, I am forced to find an alternative.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Photo Walk through Myrtle Glen

May is the nicest month of the year for Myrtle Glen, the temperature is just right and the humidity is not too bad. I love the month of May, and I believe my plants do, too 🙂

Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans), I keep it in a hanging basket in light shade under a crepe myrtle

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Musa Orinoco (or Burro Banana)

I love surprises ! And this banana sure is one. A garden friend shared with me a pup saying it is an ornamental Chinese banana and will reach full size at 4 ft tops. Ha! 4 ft came and went, the pseudostems are 12 ft tall and the leaves stretch even higher.
 To my delight, it flowered and set fruit, and after some research I am pretty sure it is a Musa Orinoco, a cooking banana.


Not a true plantain nor a true dessert banana, the chubby Bananas are angular with 3 ridges and 3 fairly flat sides.
The green ones can be fried, just like plantains, for tostones and if allowed to ripen to a golden yellow, they taste yummy rolled in brown sugar and fried for a sweet dessert.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Plant Sale at Harry P. Leu Gardens



Today started the 2 day annual Plant Sale at Harry P. Leu Gardens.



 Being members we had the advantage to get in an hour early. This means by the time the crowds start rushing in, we were able to walk around the entire sales and I had done my shopping.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Picotee

Picotee - what a nice word! I just love to say it ;-)

My favorite Amaryllis is Hippeastrum Picotee, a white flower with red edging





Friday, August 24, 2012

Dutchman's pipe - Aristolochia gigantea


One of my favorite vines... actually, all vines are my favorites ;-)

The flowers of Aristolochia gigantea are simply amazing, deep red and cream with a bright yellow center.



Sunday, August 19, 2012

Too many names....


... Ten to be exact!  Take your pick - a bird, a dragon, a monkey or a rabbit ....

I received this plant as a tiny cutting a few years ago, its name is Ruttya fruticosa (the correct name ;-)). I love this name, it rolls off the tongue so deliciously





Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Today's Passiflora flowers




Passiflora incense. Large purple blossoms, all frilly and positively glowing. 


I can't really say which of my Passis is my favorite, I love them all. Here are the ones flowering today :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The poor man's Ae Ae


Everyone know THE  'Ae Ae', yes? super expensive, and super finicky if not grown in the absolute correct location...


My pampered Musa 'Ae Ae'


Friday, August 3, 2012

August Flowers


It's a rainy Friday, so I created a few collage pictures with some of the flower photos I snapped  yesterday


Curcuma 'Siam Ruby', Plumeria 'Tri-Mark' the Vanda insignis blooms on and off throughout the year , a curious Anole, Passiflora Incense 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Billbergia 'Fantasia'


Beautiful Billbergias, their shape and flowers are so tropical and exotic.

Fantasia's foliage is green with lots of white and hints of rosé .  And the neon pink flower buds are such attention grabbers.


Friday, July 20, 2012

The King of Fruit


Ah yes, everyone has their own King of Fruits, but for us it is the Mango :-)

The original home of the Mango is India where it had been cultivated for at least 4000 years. And boy, are we happy to be able to grow a Mango tree in our back yard here in Florida!



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Just in time...



... for Summer Solstice, the Queen of the Night is flowering.


More buds with the promise of spectacular flowers for tonight.





Selenicereus grandiflorus, or Queen of the Night cactus.





The flowers will open around 10 P.M. and close before dawn never to open again.

Anyone in the area is welcome to stop by for a close up look of the dinner plate size flowers :-)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Fairy rose


'The Fairy' 

A couple of months ago a friend gave me a cutting of her Fairy rose I so admired in her garden. It rooted almost over night, and as small as the plant is, it is flowering already. Thank you Kristin for sharing :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What a stinker!



Oh yes, this one tops the stapelia gigantea with its stench!

So here it is, all innocent,  and I was so exited when I realized this will be the flower of my Amorphophallus bulbifer.




Thursday, April 19, 2012

Creole Lady



Ah, what a Beauty she is! I discovered her at the local boxstore and couldn't resist taking her home despite the $20 price tag....