Six on Saturday – Florida Style Fall

I am enjoying the cool, sunny weather in the garden. This time of year in South Florida is perfect gardening weather, temperatures in the 70s and low humidity. I have redone my front porch containers with Bromeliads, succulents, annuals, and herbs.

Below is a new plant to me, Dwarf Chenille Plant, it is draped over a tall pot with a striped Bromeliad behind it.

 

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This container has herbs, Dill,  Columnar Greek Basil, and Genovese Basil. I grew the Basils from seed and have Blue Spice Basil for butterflies.

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The succulents in the Strawberry pot are just getting going. They are Flapjack Kalanchoes, a Graptosedum and Gold Sedum. A real pain to water, I found this pot by the side of the road and the plants are cuttings from my garden.

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A Guzmania Bromeliad produced a seed head in another container, I  have not had this happen before and can’t quite tell where the seeds are.

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My neighbor’s Rangpur Lime tree is loaded with fruit, the basket of limes is from her garden. A  pie may be in my future.

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This is a Mangrove tree growing on a riverbank down the street from my house. The roots help hold the soil on the banks of the Indian River and prevent erosion.

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Happy Gardening

 

 

7 comments on “Six on Saturday – Florida Style Fall

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Your weather sounds perfect! (It isn’t really all that bad here, but we all know what’s coming… ice and snow tonight. 😦 )

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  2. Chloris says:

    I envy you your weather and lovely tropical plants. And all those limes.

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  3. There’s a reason you found the strawberry pot at the side of the road…and yes, it has something to do with watering! 🙂

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  4. tonytomeo says:

    I have not heard anyone mention a ‘Rangpur’ lime in a very long time. They are probably more popular here now than they used to be because of all the Indian people here now. I used to grow quite a few in the early 1990s, and I now wonder where they are now. You know, it is not really a lime, but an acid (or sour) Mandarin orange. It is related to Mandarins and tangerines.

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    • I have a tree my neighbor grew from seed. Not quite old enough to bear fruit. We had a Rangpur Lime pie for Thanksgiving, it was divine.

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      • tonytomeo says:

        Rangpur lime is one of the very few citrus that is reasonably true to type from seed. However, I never hear of anyone growing it from seed. I sometimes tell clients who end up with one when they move into a home where it is already established, that it can be used like a lemon, but I know I am not taken seriously. ‘Meyer’ lemon, which makes exquisite pie, is actually hybridized with sweet orange, but no one seems to mind.

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      • I think Rangpur is just too weird, nobody gets it – the leaves can be used like Kaffir lime, but I haven’t tried it. I have a Cuban Avocado and Papaya tree grown from seed.

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