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 http://ecomight.com/ 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!!