Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July Standby

 It is Flamboyant season on my island and in my garden!

 There are pockets of red at almost every corner in the garden.
 Aloes in bloom

 My Picobella Petunias are growing nicely.
Dwarf cosmos started to bloom.
 Blood lily
 Sesbania grandiflora aka Parrot's beak growing nicely and I can't wait for them to bloom.

 Apple tree planted out and doing nicely.
 I am trying to grow Kiwi fruit from seed. They took some time to germinate. I am babying them shhhh.
 I found this a few weeks ago at a local nursery. It is called a phalsa berry or Sherbert berry. There are a few berries on so I am waiting to see how big they will get and what they taste like.

 Also bought this Mysore Raspberry the only Raspberry that will grow in the tropics.
Trying some ground cherries for the first time. I am sure I have seen these growing wild on the island.
Dragon fruit growing nicely. This was grown from seed by a friend who gave me the plant. I recently found some growing on the South of the island and stopped and asked the elderly owner for some cuttings. He didn't know the fruit was edible so I told him to google it.. I stopped by a few weeks later to ask him if he tried the fruit. He told me he and his wife tried them and were pleasantly surprised.
 He even told me where he saw some more of them growing. I checked them out and they were about to bloom.  
 Hope you all enjoyed this post.