Six on Saturday – Gifts from the Garden


It’s  time for Six on Saturday. Six pictures of anything interesting from your garden.

Just in time for Christmas the garden is gifting me with some wonderful things. Above, finally a nearly ripe Papaya.

Below, green beans and radishes:


In honor of the holidays, a few red flowers are blooming. The weather is dreadful today,  howling wind and rain, so pictures were taken inside.

This is Nodding Hibiscus (Hibiscus malvaviscus)


Red Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana)


The garden provided plenty of Blanchetiana flowers (and foliage) to make this wreath.


And a greyhound to watch over the front porch:


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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17 comments on “Six on Saturday – Gifts from the Garden

  1. Merry Christmas to you! I love that wreath.

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  2. What a splendid wreath, you are indeed a talented woman! Love the hibiscus, warms my toes just looking at it. Happy Christmas to you and yours, have lots of fun x

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  3. I like your planet Queen

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Fresh produce! Lucky you, getting gifts from the garden. I love your wreath!

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  5. Chloris says:

    I love your six. A great wreath and how fabulous to have Christmas papayas.


  6. pbmgarden says:

    looking very festive!

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  7. Karen says:

    Your Blanchetiana flowers wreath is very pretty. Merry Christmas!

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  8. tonytomeo says:

    I should have expected oddities here.
    You know, as much as I enjoy growing fruit, I am none too keen on papayas. People grow them in the greenhouses at work, and really like the few fruits they get. I just do not like the flavor. Also, I don’t want something that wants the extra warmth of a greenhouse. I would grow them for others though. Incidentally, I just got cuttings of dragon fruit, which I will grow (because I got them), but they are even less exciting than papayas.
    Your shrimp plant always seems to be so exemplary. I do not really know what they are supposed to look like. The only shrimp plant here never looks good. I really don’t know why they are still sometimes planted, since they never look good. I don’t remember the species.


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