Showing posts with label eggplant florianda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eggplant florianda. Show all posts

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Snapshots Around the Garden

I have propagated a few pots of aoenium, the green and the black. They are all in pots at the moment. I am not sure where to place them or if I should plant them in the ground. Still planning and designing my flower patch in front of the living room windows and in front of the garage.
Love the beautiful architectural look.
My passionfruit panama red right out of our garage has survived attacks by slugs. It is now very green and growing. Got to figure out the supports soon because it is starting to climb.
The other passionfruit panama red is looking dreadful. The one above used to look like this after planting, so I am hopeful that this one will make it too. It is next to my front patio where lavender avon view used to be.
New artichoke green globe plants growing where the original plant is. Yeah!
I have protected my precious eggplant florianda with plastic. Feel so good after doing this job because I dont want my frost-tender plants to die!
Ermm...due to the mad weather, the jonquils under the plum tree emerged. Wonder what the result would be...
I have got calendulas growing here, along the fence behind the plum tree, next to the water tank. This is a very shady area and the soil is bad. Even though there is a layer of old weed mat underneath, the seeds germinated and are growing. I dont mind having calendula growing here to add some bright yellow colours. It has been a boring area and weeds easily grow here. Might as well have calendulas!
Bought a pot of galangal ginger from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
I have divided and planted it in our back garden. :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lady's Fingers, Eggplant Florianda, Yardlong Beans

I captured a picture of my ocra (lady's fingers) flowers. This plant belongs to the hibiscus family.
Wow...I thought I was having a small eggplant but when I checked today, it was a truckload! At least 10 and I am not kidding. The thing is this plant is really quite dwarf and I wonder where the fruits going to go being so low to the ground already. Perhaps harvest when still young. I am going to do my best to preserve this beautiful eggplant before winter comes. If I can keep my capsicum for 3 years and over-winter my chillies successfully, I am sure I can do so for my eggplant. ;)
My yardlong bean or long bean...I did not expect it to be so so dwarf! It is flowering. Only this plant is so far doing better than the rest. Kind of giving up hope of eating long beans.
Pretty lilac bean flowers.
My poor lilies. They are so fragrant and so pretty but their petals are all smeared with pollens due to the rain.
I captured a few pictures of bees visiting my pumpkin flowers. So cute seeing them covered with pollen when they fly out of the flower.
Tomatoes silvery fir are ripening unevenly. A bunch can have both ripe and unripe tomatoes. How on earth can I have vine ripened tomatoes? It seems impossible as I have to harvest any ripe ones before they become rotten in the rain or burnt by the sun.
Yippee! Another basket of kang kong (water spinach). I am truly excited! This is the second batch from the same plants!!!
"All that mankind needs for good health and healing is provided by God in nature...the challenge of Science is to find it." - Paracelcus, the father of Pharmcology, 1493 - 1541