Thursday, March 31, 2011

Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)

I have grown Desert Roses for 45 years. Take a look at one of my old ones. In the last 5 years we can know get new variates, just like some orchids, They are no longer expensive and they are found in many of the big box stores.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tillandsia ionantha are native of Mexico and Central America where they grow on trees and rocks.

A month ago this bromiliad was just plain green. It grows on our avocado tree.

When the blue flowers open the green leaves turn red.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It Lost All Of The Leaves February 19, 2011

A healthy tree like this would always have leaves. Today it looks healthy, but it's a last try. Look at how bad it was a month ago.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Coral Gables Orchid Society Had An Open House Today

The first house had 2 fantastic greenhouses. This one had all sorts of orchids and many were in full bloom.

The second green house was filled with blooming Vanda orchids.

The second house has a collection of animals.

The grower has many orchid plants that are very large specimens. The grower has many orchid plants that are very large specimens.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Cleaning Around The Electric Lines

This fancy machinery sat there for 5 hours, while 3 men with a latter trimmed the palms in the back yard.

In 4 months the palms well be back in the lines.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Oak Tree Knows It's Spring

This week we get the new leaves and next week we get pollen all over the place.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A New Waterlily - Tanzanite Was First Sold In 2010


This is the first flower on my plant.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Slow Food Not Fast Food

The Slow Food Group is getting the schools around here to have vegetable gardens. We are trying to teach youngsters to like more healthy food.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)

You now that it is spring when the Adeniums start to bloom

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Orchid Show Opened Today


This is from the Coalition for Orchid Species (an orchid club)


This is my plant in the group.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More And More Art Around The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

At first I didn't like the cow.

But then there was a great picture on the side of the cow.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Putting Up An Orchid Show Is Not Easy

The show will be this Friday to Sunday at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys)


This blog started 4 years ago with a picture of the Jade vine.

Monday, March 7, 2011

C. skinneri 'Danes' AM/AOS

We have a collection of C. skinneri orchids. Take a look at some of the orchids.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Dead Trunk Of My Yellow Poinciana

We took 10 feet of the trunk.


Each piece was 100 pounds to 150 pounds.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Here Are Some Of the 30 AvocadoThat We Picked The Other Day

The squirrels were eating more then we ate. Now we can give them to friends (and squirrel are not friends).

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Flowers Of Spring


I drive by the Prado entrance many times a week, not because it's the quick way home but because it's something that I want to see. I hope you like it too.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Favourite Part Of Coral Gable

The beautiful garden around our home.

The Talibot Palm (Corypha umbraculifera) have orchids growing on the trunk.

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