Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Labels: Mango Tree
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Today I decided that it was time to check on my project. I pulled out the ladder and headed over to my Tangerine Tree. When I opened the black bag I was surprised to see that the bag was full of roots! I was amazed, it worked! Her are some more Step by Step pictures on what I did next.
This first picture is of the bag in the tree.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Last Week the Orchid started budding and now has 7 buds on it. One of the buds has opened to reveal the mystery. It is a beautiful white Phalaenopsis Orchid. The inner lip is yellow, orange and red. Another bud is going to open any day now and pretty soon it will be in full bloom. Stay tuned for the White Phalaenopsis Orchid in full bloom!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
It is not looking good for my upside down tomato plant. I started this project back in February with high hopes of great tomatoes. You can click here to see pictures from the beginning. My upside down tomato project has produced two batches of tomatoes that were very delicious. They were Hybrid Husky Cherry Red Tomatoes. Now they are gone, I think I had them placed in a spot with not enough sun. I will try again, but this time I will move the bucket into a sunnier spot.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Palm Tree's do not branch like other Tree's so to get a double or triple headed Palm Tree is very rare. This only happens when a tragedy has struck. It may happen when lightening strikes causing damage to the head and for some reason a new head forms while the other head is still alive and they both continue to grow. The Palm Tree may have been infected with some disease that may have triggered it as well. There are may factors that can cause multiple heads to forms, for whatever reason this happened I am glad I have seen this. I have a Double Headed Queen Palm Tree in my back yard. To see the pictures of my Double Headed Queen Palm click here. For now here are the pictures of the Double Headed Cabbage Palm Tree that is at McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach Florida.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
As we were on our adventure we could see up in the distance that there was something not right about the patch of vegetation we were approaching. To our extreme surprise it was the infamous Variegated Sea Grape ( Coccoloba uvifera 'Albo-variegata' ). We were speechless, we did it!! We found it!! This is a huge discovery for us and I want to share it with you. Here are some pictures of the new discovery.
This first picture is of me standing by the Variegated Sea Grape.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
When the Starfish Cactus flowers the aroma is that of rotting flesh. It smells very, very bad but it only happens about once a year so it is worth it to see the flower. The Carrion Plant is very susceptible to root rot so you don't want to water to much. The Starfish Flower Cactus is happy in morning sun to afternoon shade and grows about a foot tall. Here are some pictures of my new Starfish Flower Cactus ( Stapelia grandiflora ).