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
While weeding in an area on our hillside today, I came across a fungus I remembered seeing some donkey’s years ago. It smelt awful . . . somewhat like dog feaces, and before I threw it away, I took a few photos of it. This fungus is known as the Clathrus ruber . . .… Read More The Red Cage Stinkhorn Fungus
Every year, one of our orchids will begin blooming just in time for my mother’s birthday in November; however, last year November 2017 was different since most of our orchids burst forth into blossoms in the month of November, and in December, and a few other orchids are still getting ready to bloom as I… Read More Ten Orchid Blooms And Counting
While weeding outside the gate of our home this week, we found a Pine tree seedling, standing ever so regal amidst straggling weeds and other rubble. It was indeed a rare find, and after gently uprooting it, we planted it in one of our flower pots. I’m not sure what type of Pine tree seedling… Read More A Rare Find Among Weeds
Growing amongst the climbing fig plant on a rock at the side of our home, is a Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum formosum); I almost missed sseeing it. Maidenhair fern belong to the types of ferns that are delicate, yet beautiful; I always stop to admire them.
We have a small table of plants at our home, it is one of my favourites group of plants. And although this group is not flowering at the moment, the combination of plants inspires me. The plants include various Cacti, Arum plants, and the Bird’s Nest Fern; it’s a simple group, but I like looking… Read More A Favourite Table Of Plants