Saturday again in South Florida. Tropical Depression Number 19 is passing a little more than 100 miles south of my garden, so it is a rainy and windy day. The peak of Atlantic hurricane season is September 10, all downhill from here. Hopefully, I think there are 4 storms in various stages of formation between here and Africa. I am anticipating the end of hurricane season and the beginning of the gardening season. Joining The Propagator today for his SOS meme. Follow the link to see more SOS! http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com
I have been pruning in anticipation of cooler weather. Alan the greyhound is enjoying the fruits of my labor in the shade of the newly lifted canopy of the White Geiger tree (Cordia boissieri)
Buds on the White Cattleya Orchids. These always seem to flower on September 15. It’s a large, fragrant white orchid my neighbor gave me. And it is rare for me not to kill orchids, so I am looking forward to this one.
I pruned the Passionfruit vine out of the Cuban Avocado tree. This seems absurdly tropical even to me. I have had some passionfruit this year. The Avocado has been in the garden for four years and should produce fruit in its fifth year. Anticipating Guacamole!!
Yellow Pear Tomato seedlings, I have been hardening these off in the sun in anticipation of planting them outside in a couple of weeks.
Leonitis nepetifolia seedlings, I grew more of these this year as I enjoyed them so much last winter. Fortunately, easy to grow from seed. I am not have so much luck with Gallardia, which seems odd…conditions may be too cushy in the moist seed mix?
These may look pretty, but they are insidious. Called Florida Snow, they grow in lawns and are so prolific it looks like snow. I have been pulling mountains of these beauties out before they seed.
That is my six this Saturday.