Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hen and Chicks

A couple of years ago, I placed some hens around my yard. This popular succulent, sempervivum, is an easy one to grow. It thrives in low or strong light and in cold or hot temperatures.

One of the hens that I planted in a very sunny location had lots of off-spring. The other day, I noticed one of the chicks blooming and some others getting ready to bloom.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Please NO Bedbugs

Coreopsis is such a pretty plant with a very peculiar name.

The name Coreopsis is derived from the Greek word koris, which means bedbug.
Another common name is tickseed. No ticks here, only the bees frequent these beauties.

Monday, September 2, 2013

When the Weeds are Sweet

One definition of a weed is a misplaced plant. While weeding this spring, I noticed a volunteer. Instead of pulling the plant or moving it to a different location, I left the plant alone. Last fall when I amended the soil for the citrus that I planted, I used some of my compost dirt. There must of been a seed in that compost just waiting for its chance to produce.

Well today, that volunteer rewarded me with its fruits, four to be exact. The fruit aren't very large, but they sure are sweet and juicy.