rhoeo tricolor. Front yard companion planting for Christmas palm. Loving it. 2017.
Cosmos. 2016, I sprinkled a "wildflower" mix in the front yard and what came up was lovely orange cosmos. I saved the seeds and replanted in 2017, but they've come up on their own too very generously. I purchased a purple cosmos from Home Depot in the hopes that I can get a rainbow mix.
bromeliads, miniature. They're not miniature any more.
Cactus: I now have a wide variety of cactus and they look great on their baker's display rack. pencil;
Flowers & plants:
Gloxinia Seemannia sylvatica 'Bolivian Sunset' --- shade and moisture. Blooms in winter. Still creeping along 2016. Bloomed 11/12. Loves to be under the air conditioning drip!
Mexican heather. Maybe time to redo this biannual. Keeps going though. Replanted in 2015 and it survived to 2016. 2017, let's see if it comes back.
lantana, yellow and a stinky bloomer, new varieted. Just planted my old favorite multicolor in backyard. 2017. Was there ever lantana in the backyard? No sign of it now.
lilies: day lilies yellow in front and peach in the back; beautiful pink rain lilies, which turn up hugging the walls;
agapanthus. sooooo beautiful 2016 got at greenthumb
sunshine mimosa Coming back 2/12 (mild winter.) Front still tired.
porterweed CAN one be rid of blue porterweed?
purple queen Likes the shade. Started a batch in the front yard. 2/12 not exactly taking off.
Sansevieria trifecta (mother-in-law's tongue) haven't made friends with it.
Snake plant (like mother-in-law but with yellow) Started a batch in the front yard. I don't know if it's getting enough sun. Is it a slow grower? It would look so nice and architectural there with the
The sunshine mimosa is the envy of all. My daughter thinks they look like a Dr. Seuss plant when they're in bloom, but truthfully, they are not the perfect grown cover. I have great hopes for my new discovery:
Impulse buy: goddust??? mecardonia. lovely small flowers on delicate drooping stems. with any luck it'll grow in the planters for the season. After all, the Madagascar impatiens were gorgeous there for their season. that's all I ask.
Succulents: sedum rupuestre; Echeveria “Metallica”. Stonecrop in front planters.
verbena, purple & white Cut them back -- white is blooming 2/12. verbena is nothing to brag about 2017.
vincas, purple & white
wedelia -- thanks for nothing, Lisa! Monoculture, huh!
bougainvillea, orange & lavender. Something ate the lavender one when I first brought it home from the nursery, but it seems to be coming back. 2010. The lavender is "New River" 2012. Still coming back?
2013: IT CAME BACK!!! It's very gorgeous. 2/2017, I've pruned it, it looks pretty dreadful.
eugenia topiary 2013 at front door part sun, watch for winter winds
hibiscus, 1 red, 2011, 2 pink, 2006, 2011, red tree, 2005, and 1 hybrid white, 2009, hanging on for dear life. No, it did not make it. 2013: red hibiscus. Started from a cutting very easily.
sea grapes. 2008 and 2009. Hit badly by each freeze. 2012. No freeze, they look great in 2014
pygmy date palms, 3. Planted 2010. 2012 down to two. They're still pygmies.
two orange trees 2008 and 2010.
avocado. Bore fruit in 2014. Nothing 2015. Heavily flowering 2016. Sprayed it with weak honey solution in Feb, and it sure attracted the pollinators -- wasps, not bees.
grapefruit 2008. Grapefruit. Fairly good bearing. It's a weany looking little nothing.
oak, 2008. 2017, it's looking like something now.
Christmas palm!!! 2016 Marty wanted a live tree, so we got a palm -- I'd been wanting one so, and it looks great!
hated air potato vine!!!
pink mandevilla 2017