Time to join the SOS gang yet again. My Bromeliads and vegetable garden are doing their winter thing.
First up, the Blushing Bromeliad. I think these are Neoregelia carolinae. The foliage is solid green until we have a cold snap, then the plant blushes, staying red until summer returns.
Another Neoregelia Bromeliad, this is ‘Luca’ showing its deeper winter coloration.
Other Bromeliads flower in winter. This is a bud stalk, probably three feet tall, from an unnamed (or forgotten) Brom that has been in the garden for several years. The flower is a surprise. It should be interesting to watch the evolution.
This one, Quesnelia testudo, is considered by some to be the tulip of South Florida. The flowers last about a month.
I continue to harvest and enjoy fresh vegetables. The snow peas (mangetout) are wonderful cut into matchsticks raw and added to salad.
I finally got some good radishes – do I know how or why? Not really. This is a French Dressing or French Breakfast radish, name depends on who supplies the seed. These are my favorite and always cleaned and eaten immediately after harvesting. Irresistable. I shall plant another bag full before it gets too hot.
That is six from my South Florida garden. To see more SOS posts, visit http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com.