Friday, June 20, 2008

Progeny producing

We bought an oddly pruned or straggly Pride of Barbados some years ago. It has never been pruned. I have given away seed pods to those who have asked for them and have planted seeds myself. I wouldn't say that the germination rate is high, but some plants do appear. One, not deliberatedly planted, sprouted in a pot. This is the first year that the offspring are producing flowers, a very exciting development. Many of the plants kept a lot of their leaves through the winter this year, which may have helped. Attracted to thse flowers are all sorts of bees and butterflies, plus hummingbirds, of which there are also many this year.


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