Six on Saturday – New Things


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.


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


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.


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.


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 and is peppermint oil based. Here is a lovely dead weed.


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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