Thursday, June 18, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Top, left to right: tropical hibiscus, squash blossoms, castor bean plant in flower.
Middle row: butterfly weed, snow-on-the-mountain white pine, "Spider-Man" day lily.
Bottom row: a white calpogon orchid amidst the pitcher plants, "Jester" ornamental millet,
volunteer Black-eyed Susans.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
A little hard to see, but this is what's blooming here today:
Left, Dracunculus vulgaris, common name Voodoo Lily or Little Dragon. A fly-
pollinated plant, it is meat colored and smells bad (for about one day) and
I love it! See the fly on it?
Center and right rows, left to right: Wild Aztec Tobacco (to draw, not smoke); common
Tiger lily; autumn sage, a hummingbird plant; castor bean (also grown to draw);
red hot poker (kniphofia) with old fashioned rose campion and: banana
palms under the dogwood.
Monday, June 1, 2015
On the very cool Southern Exposure Seed Exchange:
Why do some people bury fig tees in winter?
On rain gardens:
New York bans invasive species!