Six on Saturday – Frogs and Fun

Another Saturday is upon us. I am sharing six fun items from my garden this week. Here is the frog:

This is a Cuban Tree Frog, native to Cuba *duh. These are considered invasive in Florida as they can out reproduce our native tree frogs. I was surprised by how small this frog is – they are very loud.

A Dancing Lady Ginger gifted to me by a friend. This is potted in canal mud and compost. I wish I had some canal mud to plant it in. Where to plant it is a bit of a dilemma.

A Medenillia underplanted with Dwarf Chenille Plant. The Medenillia is an orchid that grows in trees in Java, another gift from a friend. Hoping for flowers, they look like pink grapes.

This Cattleya Orchid lives in a pot in the garden – its blooms the first week of September every year.

Another favorite of mine. I love the stems for the flowers and the color. This is a non native Porterweed (Stachytarpeta jamacianensis, I think) Indestructible and reliable.

So happy to be using my house made compost. It took a couple of years for this to break down into compost, I started with a shredded oak tree and added to it…This week it is time to plant tomato seed for winter vegetables.

That is my six for this Saturday. To see more posts visit Jon at

Happy Gardening.


14 comments on “Six on Saturday – Frogs and Fun

  1. We have Cuban Anoles that are out producing our local green ones. Your Dancing Lady is doing really well.

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  2. fredgardener says:

    This Chenille plant is truly stunning! The combo with the Medenillia is quite successful. Can’t wait to see the flowers (Are they red? Pink? Purple? Do you know? )

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    • Thanks Fred. That is a M. cummingii, they are pink and also called Chandelier Plant. M. magnifica is more common here and they flower in winter – usually in hanging baskets. The Chenille plant is used as a groundcover but is dormant in winter.

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  3. Cute little frog even though it isn’t a native. The Cattleya Orchid is stunning.

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  4. Yes, the white orchid is really fabulous! We have very loud tree frogs here as well. Whenever I spot one (they’re so well camouflaged!) I’m amazed they have such a loud voice. Similar to the tiny house wrens we have – huge voices!

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  5. tonytomeo says:

    Awesome Cattleya! I have not seen one in years, and when I did, it was in a greenhouse. They do not do well here at all.

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    • Yes, I love it..the friend who gave it to me calls it the boner. Not sure I want to know why, I think less is more with orchids here, though I put some Miracle grow on it a few times.

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      • tonytomeo says:

        Even cymbidiums can get crowded. So do epiphyllums. They are grown for their exquisite flowers, but their foliage is not so great. Cymbidiums have somewhat appealing foliage, but are best mixed with other plant material. Besides, there is no point to excessive bloom of such intricate flowers.

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  6. Cathy says:

    That ginger plant is beautiful. I hope you can find it a spot where it will flourish for you. The Dwarf Chenille Plant is another new one for me. Really pretty. 😃


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