|[ Screw Pine (Pandanus tectorius) | Posted on August 22, 2014 ]
Pandanus are dying in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia. It is all because of a small inoffensive leafhopper that is out of control away from its biological control, which is a small inoffensive wasp. For information on the situation, follow as someone tries to save a palm raised from seed in a home garden.
|[ Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica) | Posted on May 30, 2014 ]
Highly invasive in Australia; a declared pest in Western Australia. It is a good example of thigmonasty or seismonasty.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Cleda Jones') | Posted on March 28, 2014 ]
I like my Cleda Jones clumps because they have given me two polys so far this season. You can always tell they are coming because the buds are big and plump.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Old Tangiers') | Posted on March 25, 2014 ]
This is an imposing bloom. From across a garden, it just glows. An oldie but by far a better daylily than most modern cultivars.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mary Ethel Anderson') | Posted on March 25, 2014 ]
MEA is a flower mill. One of my favourite daylilies by far. It is hard not to like a daylily that has a flowering season of six months.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Double Rosedale') | Posted on March 25, 2014 ]
This is an excellent daylily. The bloom always looks as if there is a small light bulb in there somewhere that might be responsible for the warm yellow around the centre of the bloom. This season 2013-4, it is into its sixth month of flowering.
|[ Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) | Posted on February 20, 2014 ]
Easy to grow and self seeding. Keep under control by cutting off the flower bracts which are quite spiny. Perennial and much more convenient than cilantro or coriander.