First photo: This photo is of a young Cannabis plant I found growing on our hillside at the back of our home which I transplanted into a flower pot on our balcony. I read that the seeds of the cannabis flower are usually dispersed by birds and maybe that is how it germinated in our hill.… Read More Six Photos In June
I’ve always considered the breadfruit to be “nature’s bread“, having the right combination of nutrients that is suitable for our daily nutritional needs. This fruit, which is gluten free, is actually treated as a vegetable and may be prepared in various ways. The name of the breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis) contains the the combination of… Read More Nature’s Bread – The Breadfruit
Aloe vera (Aloe Barbadensis Mill.) is a yellow-flowering, evergreen perennial, of the genus Aloe. It is a succulent.with a short, stout stem and a rosette of light green to grey-green leaves that emerge from its base in groups of three. The leaves, which are sword-like, fleshy and with a toothed edge, contain a bitter-tasting gel… Read More Aloe Barbadensis And The Forty Things That Reveal What A Treasure This Plant Is
Tucked away in my memories, are sightings of several flourishing farm lands in the rural parish of St. Elizabeth; it was there that I saw tall escellions, growing in farm fields, and as lawns in the front yards of several homes. Escellions (Allium fistulosum var. bulbifera) are also called Japanese Bunching Onions, Scallions, Welsh Onions, Spring… Read More Growing Escellions
Today’s photos show the lovely flower head of our sunflower plant. In the past, my sunflower blooms appeared small, nothing spectacular . . . just like the bloom of one of our sunflower plants in the vegetable garden. However, a few days later, this beauty unfolded her petals and brightened the hillside, the vegetable garden,… Read More Isn’t She Lovely?
Today’s photo shows a huge rock on the hillside at the back of our home that is all covered over with Jamaican French thyme (Plectranthus amboinicus). Jamaican French thyme is a thick, velvety, succulet foliage that is also known as Cuban oregano, Spanish thyme, Mexican thyme, Big thyme, Broad leaf thyme, and Indian borage. The plant… Read More All Covered Over With Jamaican French Thyme
Late December 2017, we observed a horrible incident occurring in our garden . . . most of our lily plants were being ravagely eaten by caterpillars, and this was a first for us. Hundreds of caterpillars stripped these plants to thin membrane of their leaves, and then to nothing at all. It was scary, and… Read More You Can Still Bloom Again