Six on Saturday – Promising Signs

Time for Six items of interest from my garden on this first Saturday of 2021. I am seeing signs of good things to come in my garden. First, the Tropical Hydrangea (Dombeya wallachii) is flowering and has many buds.

A closer view of the flowers, they are 6 inches across and have a honey scent.

The native cycad of Florida, Coontie is producing cones, here is a female cone that has been pollinated – Coonties are pollinated by beetles. Wildlife eat the seeds and disperse them, I will be interested to see where they come up.

And the male cone:

The Papayas are ripening.

And I shall have tomatoes from the garden soon. This is a Yellow Pear tomato.

That is my six. To see more interesting items from gardens around the world visit The Propagator at http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com

Happy New Year and Happy Gardening.

17 comments on “Six on Saturday – Promising Signs

  1. fredgardener says:

    A little exoticism is good at the start of this year and especially with this very wintery weather in northern Europe.
    Wonderful dombeya flowers…😍
    Thank you for sharing and happy New Year to you

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  2. There is nothing like flowers in the winter. How big is that male cone?

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  3. Oh, I love that tropical hydrangea! Could be right out of the Garden of Eden!

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  4. Paddy Tobin says:

    All fabulous and so very interesting but I adore the Dombeya!

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  5. tonytomeo says:

    I had no idea that Contia is native there. Florida really is an odd place.

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  6. Noelle says:

    I love to view all your exotic plants, such a diversion, and it also encourages me to plan to visit a tropical hot house maybe at Kew sometime in the future.

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  7. Karen says:

    Love that you have tomatoes ready for picking. I noticed the netting, is that to keep away critters?

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