Six on Saturday – New Things.

I am joining SOS this Saturday with six new things from my South Florida garden. Below is a new addition to the ecosystem on my porch. This is a tree frog that has been sleeping inside a Billbergia bromeliad for the past several days. I am hopeful he or she is eating mosquitoes. Fiona the greyhound noticed the frog first. Fortunately, she dislikes amphibians, a squirrel would have been an entirely different story.

I have finally eaten a tomato! And there are more ripening, at long last. And yes, it was worth the wait. Delicious.

I cut the last of my Sunspot Sunflowers this week and have been enjoying them in a vase by the kitchen sink.

The sunny, warm weather inspired the Desert Rose (Adenium obesum) to flower. It caused me to realize I should thin the branches.

The red Desert Rose is budding and in desperate need of pruning. Maybe next week, I have been told to treat the pruning wounds with cinnamon to help them heal? Both of these plants were damaged by the cold in December and are bouncing back nicely.

This is Craspedia ‘Golf Beauty’, a new addition to the cutting garden. I kept waiting for the flower to open, but this is it! I will say it looks great in flower arrangements and lasts for weeks.

That’s it from my garden this week. To see more SOS posts visit Jim at

Happy Gardening!!


20 comments on “Six on Saturday – New Things.

  1. Love the picture of the frog. How cute!!

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  2. fredgardener says:

    What is Fiona doing with the frogs? She barks and chases them away? did she eat it???? Super photo anyway of the frog.
    You have in March the weather and flowers that we will have in about 2 months.

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  3. tonytomeo says:

    Hey, I featured a Billbergia also. It has a floral stalk coming out of it, rather than Kermit. It is the common Billbergia nutans, which is one of only a few bromeliads that are somewhat common here. Sunflower is rad. Because of crazy weather, I have not started mine yet.

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  4. I love finding frogs. I hope it stays. That Gulf Beauty is really a beauty. 🙂

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  5. Love that little frog.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Such an endearing frog photo. 💚 🐸 Congrats on your first tomato!

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  7. That frog!!! And those yellow golf balls!!!!!🐸🐸🐸

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  8. Cathy says:

    A great collection this week Amy. Congratulations on the tomato 😉. I am glad it wasn’t a disappointment! The pink desert rose is very pretty. Do desert roses flower for long? I like the look of the Craspedia… a bit like scabious seedheads. 😃

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    • Thanks, Cathy. The Lost Marbles tomatoes are almost ripe and I am waiting impatiently. The Desert Roses flower off and on during warm weather. It does look like Scabious, which I am still not sure if I can grow that here.

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