Six on Saturday – Late St. Patrick’s Flowers

I was surprised this Saturday to find green flowers in the garden – a week late for St. Patrick’s Day. And never expected this:

Green Larkspur? Delphinum ajacis, if I remember correctly. I bought a cutting flower seed mix last fall and thought the plant was Nigella – until this popped out. I love Larkspur and always had some in the garden further north, did not know it could be grown in winter in South Florida or flowers could be green. The flowers were pink, white and blue in my other garden. Happy day!

Dill flowers on the herb. I am so enjoying this Mammoth Long Island Dill. The foliage and the flowers.

From the produce section, the Sugar Baby watermelon has been shored up with a sling of netting and growing by leaps and bounds.

A top view of the watermelon sling. I use the netting on nearly ripe mangoes as squirrel abatement.

French Breakfast Radishes from the bag garden.

Surinam Cherry or Pitanga flowers. This is a common screening hedge in South Florida, it produces a grape sized fruit with a pit. In my opinion, the fruit is one of those things you have to grow up eating to enjoy. It has a resinous flavor and often has small worms. I like the indestructible hedge and enjoy the flowers, the birds enjoy the fruit.

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Happy Spring and Happy Gardening!!


32 comments on “Six on Saturday – Late St. Patrick’s Flowers

  1. Roguegarden says:

    I, too, love green flowers. Pitanga flowers are charming, and your watermelon is looking very promising. .

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  2. One year I tried to discourage the squirrels form eating by gourds by putting them in panty hose. Worked but looked ridiculous. I must find a photo. A lot of wrong goes on here…as you know.

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  3. Rosie Amber says:

    I can see the change in the melon from last week.

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  4. The watermelon is taking a lot of work. It better taste good.

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  5. fredgardener says:

    Today I too have radishes but it’s for dinner. Nice growth of your watermelon ! It will be tasty I’m sure…patience…
    Here I would have used tights (my wife’s !) to help it but it must be warmer in Florida for you to use a net, you’re right πŸ˜‚

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Cool larkspur, must be a white mutation? And your Sugar Baby has grown a lot in one week! Slurp!


  7. I love your netting! Your veggies are doing so well this year!

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  8. Cathy says:

    The green larkspur is really pretty. I wonder if it is a hardy one. I must look that up! πŸ˜ƒ

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  9. tonytomeo says:

    Suriname cherry is a type of eugenia. I had to look it up. There is a eugenia that is a common hedge in Southern California also. It is not so common here. The fruit is good, but scant.

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  10. Karen says:

    You don’t see the Surinam Cherry being used as a hedge in our part of Florida. I don’t know if it is too cool on the Treasure Coast or just not fashionable with landscapers.

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  11. Love the sling idea for that beautiful watermelon! I’m a lover of various shades of green in the garden too. That larkspur of yours is gorgeous.

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