Six on Saturday – New Things

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I have some new things in my garden, flowers, foliage, fruit and non-toxic weedkiller. My Six for this Saturday.

Above, a  Texas Plume Vintage Rose Mix Celosia flower. I started these from seed last fall, the colors in the mix are Burgundy, Chartreuse and this – I suppose it is pink? I have not had Celosia in this garden, though it seems it is becoming popular. I will be interested to see how long it lasts.

The flower of a Guzmania Bromeliad just opening. I would love to know the variety of this one, it flowers every winter.

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Winter brings  color to Bromeliad foliage. These are aptly named Painted Fingernail Aechmea.

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Color on new growth of Southern Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii). This is a native Florida blueberry, I doubt it will bear fruit as it struggles in my sandy soil.

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The fruit is setting on the Nam Doc Mai Mango. This is a Thai Dessert Mango and very tasty. Last year I did not have any as it was too windy for the flowers to pollinate.

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I discovered a non-toxic weedkiller that works like Glyphosate, which I refuse to use in my garden. My pathways will look a lot better now. This new weedkiller is EcoMIGHT http://ecomight.com/ and is peppermint oil based. Here is a lovely dead weed.

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That’s my Six for this Saturday. To see other gardeners take on Six on Saturday, follow  this link to  Visit the Propagator!!

Happy Gardening.

26 comments on “Six on Saturday – New Things

  1. I have not been out to my garden in days. I only hope I can manage “One on Saturday.”
    My workshop plants were neglected for the last month. I may lose my thirsty tropicals. Hi Ho

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  2. Great selection of tropical plants – particular like your shiny Guzmania bromeliad.

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  3. pbmgarden says:

    Thanks for weed killer suggestion.

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  4. I like the painted fingernail.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Mangoes to come, how wonderful! How did your garden fare during the recent chill? Hopefully, no frost or falling iguanas!

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  6. Painted fingernails are most striking. But you started the celosia from seed which must be most satisfying to watch as it grows.

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  7. Chloris says:

    Lovely to see your tropical plants. I’m very interested to read about your organic weedkiller, I wonder if it’s available here, I’m losing my battle with ground elder.

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  8. I like that painted fingernail achmea allot. What a great name and a vibrant pink!

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  9. Seeing your exotic plants certainly brightens up a dull winter day

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