rosette flower of Plectranthus amboinicus (Cuban Oregano, French Thyme)

The Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus (Jamaican French Thyme)

Recently, I discovered a different type of flower appearing on our French Thyme (plectranthus amboinicus); it resembles a rosette consisting of green leaves. The Jamaican French Thyme (plectranthus amboinicus) is also known as Mexican Mint, Spanish Thyme, Cuban Oregano, and Indian Borage. The flowers (usually pale purple or lavender in colour) are arranged in a … Continue reading The Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus (Jamaican French Thyme)

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cleaning ackee arils

I Learned A New Method Of Cleaning Ackee Arils

Before preparing ackee for cooking, each aril must be cleaned to remove the seed and the poisonous, inedible red membrane. My usual method of cleaning ackee arils is to twist the seeds off all the arils, and then to remove the red membrane from each with my knife. Afterward, I wash and boil the ackee arils … Continue reading I Learned A New Method Of Cleaning Ackee Arils

Tropical Silverspot Butterfly On Yellow Chrysanthemums

Today's photos show a tropical silverspot gulf fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) visiting our yellow chrysanthemum blooms. This butterfly, which is also known as the Silver Spotted FlambeauIt, is the first butterfly seen visiting our chrysanthemums and I was glad to get a few photos of it. Front View: The upperside of the butterfly is bright orange … Continue reading Tropical Silverspot Butterfly On Yellow Chrysanthemums

Outdoor Bath Time With Dad

One of the many memories of my father are the times when he bathed us as children when we were less than nine years of age. My brother bathes his children too, and recently he did so in the washtub outside . . . they loved it!I read [@ www.daddilife.com/ ] that it is important for … Continue reading Outdoor Bath Time With Dad

The Pure White Asiatic Dayflower

The pure white Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) is commonly known as "water grass" in Jamaica. It is a variation of the Blue Dayflower which is called tsuyu kusa (ツユクサ, 露草) in Japan, which means Dewdrop weed. The Asiatic Dayflower is also called Monsoon flower in Japan as it usually emerges after the rainy season. And … Continue reading The Pure White Asiatic Dayflower