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.
There! My Six for this Saturday. To see more SOS posts, visit http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com.
Happy Spring and Happy Gardening!!