Six on Saturday – Seasonal Shift

I am joining The Propagator today in posting six items of interest from my garden. This Saturday I am noting the season shifting from dry to rainy. We have had inches of rain in the past couple of days provided by thunderstorms. The mosquitoes came out with a vengence as did the humidity and some flowers I haven’t seen in a while.

The first flowers on the Frangipani (Plumeria spp). These are planted near my back porch and the fragrance drifts by when the door is opened.

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Dayflowers  (Commelina erecta) starting the season. I like these, a native wildflower that just pops up here and there in my garden. The pink foliage is from a nearby native Darrowi Blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii)

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Flowers and new foliage on the Seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera) Eventually these flowers form long hanging bunches of small grapes. They taste like figs, I leave them for the birds as the seeds are huge.

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Another scented flower on the other side of my porch. The Sweet Almond (Aloysia virgata), a lovely flower and great butterfly nectar plant.

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The Desert Roses (Adenium obesum) were repotted a few weeks ago and are showing their approval of my work. I will prune them in a couple of weeks.

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Some new foliage color I added to the garden. This is a Java White Copperleaf (Acalphya wilkesiana ‘Java White’). I am not usually a fan of varigated plants, but I like this one.

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That’s my Six for Saturday. To see more visit http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com.

I hope everyone is holding up in their solo gardening pursuits. I have been weeding, actually clearing is a more accurate term, beds and planted almost all my spare parts (plants in pots waiting for a home). There is going to be a dilemma when I run out of spare parts.

17 comments on “Six on Saturday – Seasonal Shift

  1. Rain and heat really bring out new growth and flowers. I have a Sweet Almond that I put in the wrong place and is not doing well. They have a wonderful scent.

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  2. tonytomeo says:

    Sea Grape is intriguing. I have never seen one before. I remember the Flying Nun (of that old are really inane sitcom that people actually watched back then) making wine from sea grape, and getting busted.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    I love seeing your garden plants that are so different from mine. Sorry that the humid season and skeeters have started already.
    I’ve been racing to get things done here before the temps heat up and the black flies (horrid things) erupt. This past week was unusually cold (40s) and windy, but perfect for vigorous work. We even had about 4″ of wet snow overnight! Most has melted and will be gone with tomorrow’s sunny and 60 degree temps.
    I’m already fretting about how to get nursery plants this year with social distancing and orders for ‘non-essential’ businesses closed. Plants are VERY essential to me!

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    • Thank you, one of the joys of blogging see a lot of different plants. We need the dragonfly army to show up, they usually take care of the mosquitoes quite well. Snow in April just seems odd to me! If your nurseries are anything like the ones down here they will make it work. Lots of ordering for curbside pick up and shipping. I am planting all the stuff I had sitting around and still have some to go!!

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  4. Your Frangipani flowers are divine and wow that blue wildflower!

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  5. Heyjude says:

    I love Frangipani but it obviously needs a much warmer and humid climate than mine. Your plants are very similar to those grown in tropical Queensland, Australia. I love tropical plants, but I loathe humidity and mosquitoes so I am probably best suited to my temperate climate and simply enjoy the tropics from my chair!

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  6. cavershamjj says:

    spare parts! good name. I have so many. even if I bulldozed the house and planted out the entire plot I think I would have too many. (well, maybe by next year). i’ll have to palm them off on unsuspecting neighbours.

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