The large fever grass plant growing on our hillside has flowered once more, see photos below.Fever grass is also called Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), it grows well in full sun to partial shade, and the seeds are quick to germinate. This plant grows well outdoors and in containers. See final two photos below:
The gungo peas trees growing on our hillside have flowered, and very soon we’ll be eating our very own gungo peas. Gungo peas are actually Pigeon peas (Cajanus cajan) – a legume which we cook in our meals around this time of year. The peas can be eaten fresh or dried, and is ideal (along… Read More We’ve Got Gungo!
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) which is also called Common Ginger, Cooking Ginger, Jamaican Ginger, and Ginger Root, is one of the most widely known kitchen herb that is used as a medicine.Ginger is a spice that is added to vegetable dishes, breads, cookies, puddings, cakes, pickles, and soups; and is a medicinal herb that has anti-viral,… Read More Ginger – An Unearthed Goodness
Happy New Year !!! Today’s photos are of the large white Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian Orchid on black background. We got this beautiful orchid plant as a gift last year, the blooms lasted for over a month. There are several more photos of this plant (not on a black background) which will be shared at a… Read More Phalaenopsis Orchid On Black
We got some mangoes today, this kind is called Long mango or Longy mango in Jamaica. These mangoes would not be the first choice for many persons, and maybe they are the least popular of all mangoes, because of their appearance. Regardless of how they look, we like eating Long mangoes in our home. Over… Read More Jamaican Long Mangoes
Today’s photos show Leaf of Life plants flourishing under our cherry tree at the back of our yard. These plants are growing well despite getting very little sunlight. The Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum) is also known as Kalanchoe pinnata, Miracle plant, and the Live Forever plant. It has several other names, and in Pakistan –… Read More The Amazing Leaf Of Life Plant
Today’s photos are of some of the different kinds of lizards found inside and outside our home. This anole lizard is attempting to come inside our house.Here’s lizzy on the floor in the laundry room.This lizard – resting on the flowerpot, is warming up in the sunshine. This rare type of lizard is hiding from… Read More Lizard Sightings