One of the good things about gardening is the ongoing lessons learned. Above is my Jurassic Begonia (Begonia nelumbiifolia) undergoing Vivipary – defined as a precocious growth of offspring while still attached to the mother plant. I had to ask a botanist friend what this plant was doing. Evidentially, I can trim the leaf around this tiny plant and place stem in soil and it will root.
My finally pruned correctly Miss Alice Bougainvillea in spring flowers.
New bed in my front garden. Plant palette is Indigo Spires Salvia, Blue Daze Evolvulus, Yellow Callibrachoa, and White Pentas. Shrubs in background are Maui Red Ixora. Lesson learned here – I have tried several plants here, Florida lacks good groundcover plants – and the soil is not soil. So, I removed and replaced a wheelbarrow full, see below.
Yes, plants will actually grow in this. I am fearful the good soil is going to sink…
Lessons learned from SOS, how to make Nasturtium capers. Letting them rest in salt.
Starting the jar of pickles. I will add more as the seeds are formed. Thank you, Fred, a French Gardener.
That is my six this Saturday, welcome spring everyone and Happy Gardening.
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