Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Garden Ramble September 2015

 Annual Garden Ramble and Plant Sale takes place on Saturday Sept 26th from 10am-4 pm. Parking available at the Rubis Gas Station. Benthams House is located between the Rubis Gas Station and the St. Lucy Post Office.

Sesbania grandiflora aka Parott's beak, humming bird tree,  is blooming at the Rustic Bajan Garden. This was grown from seed sown around the middle of April.  I misidentified this plant when I first posted about it in April.  The flowers and leaves are edible as well as the young seed pods. They are used for cooking in the Philippines and Thailand. It is a green manure used as a natural nitrogen fixing fertilizer and also used for fodder. There is a white version of this plant as well. These will be on sale on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day September 2015

 These Crinum lilies have perfumed the air in my shade house.

 Picobella petunias and impatiens

 A mix of petunias, gazanias and water lilies
Pink and yellow rain lilies emerging after the heavy showers we had yesterday.

Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. The Rustic Bajan Garden had some real rain yesterday and the seasonal pond has filled up beautifully. I am happy and the frogs are happy. More rain is still needed to fill our reservoirs around the island. 
To see more gardens around the world please visit Carol's blog maydreams gardens. 
Have a great week gardening!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day August 2015

 Now look at this beautiful gentleman isn't he a gem?
 More blood lilies in bloom
 The Albert Greenberg waterlilies having a blooming time.
I had some pots lying around and decided to put them to good use!

 I am working on some curb appeal for the front entrance. The large ficus tree roots have been filled with soil and planted with begonias, Boston fern and some alocasias.

 Alamanda cherry jubilee in a pot waiting to be given a permanent home.

Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. Where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.The garden is becoming greener after the recent showers. Still it is not enough rain to fill our reservoirs for next year. I have been trying to take it easy and it is week 5 since my surgery. I am no pain and am driving. 
To see more Blooming gardens please go over to Carol's at May dreams gardens  
Wishing you all a great weekend !

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August look out!

Impatiens enjoying the showers
Rain lilies abloom again
Water lilies thriving after a recent fertilizing

Lily pond awash with colourful blooms
 I had a mixed seed packet of humming bird loving plants. These were the only ones that germinated. I thought they were salvias  BUT I was wrong. I don't know these plants they are adorable and a pleasant surprise.
Can someone help me out in identifying this plant?
I have just found a similar looking plant on the internet called the Mexican evening primrose so for now I think I have identified this plant.

Another mystery plant I need help with.
I have just replanted  lettuce in my aquaponic box.

 Hello and welcome to My Rustic Bajan Garden  It is August in the tropics when anything can happen. We have been getting some showers and the race is on to see who will be the winner in the garden. By that I mean if the weeds or the plants will win. 
I am also recovering  from hysterectomy surgery I had last month. I have to take it easy for at least 6-8 weeks. This is week 4.  So enjoy the rest of the week and happy gardening.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July Standby

 It is Flamboyant season on my island and in my garden!

 There are pockets of red at almost every corner in the garden.
 Aloes in bloom

 My Picobella Petunias are growing nicely.
Dwarf cosmos started to bloom.
 Blood lily
 Sesbania grandiflora aka Parrot's beak growing nicely and I can't wait for them to bloom.

 Apple tree planted out and doing nicely.
 I am trying to grow Kiwi fruit from seed. They took some time to germinate. I am babying them shhhh.
 I found this a few weeks ago at a local nursery. It is called a phalsa berry or Sherbert berry. There are a few berries on so I am waiting to see how big they will get and what they taste like.

 Also bought this Mysore Raspberry the only Raspberry that will grow in the tropics.
Trying some ground cherries for the first time. I am sure I have seen these growing wild on the island.
Dragon fruit growing nicely. This was grown from seed by a friend who gave me the plant. I recently found some growing on the South of the island and stopped and asked the elderly owner for some cuttings. He didn't know the fruit was edible so I told him to google it.. I stopped by a few weeks later to ask him if he tried the fruit. He told me he and his wife tried them and were pleasantly surprised.
 He even told me where he saw some more of them growing. I checked them out and they were about to bloom.  
 Hope you all enjoyed this post.