With all the gorgeous rains we've been getting, the yard is really perking up
This is what I see from my front lanai as I step down into the yard. Most everything here is ornamental, but there is a pot on the far middle right with Tilo (Justicia pectoralis) a medicinal herb that is made into a nice, soothing tea. The bushy plant with the tiny leaves in the middle of the photo is a stick oregano I had just trimmed severely a couple of weeks ago. Behind the oregano is a pot with the bay leaf plant and a thick border of comfrey. Just to the right of that you can spot the bed or nasturtiums.
The Oxalis triangularis (purple shamrock) is liking it's location and shooting lots of blooms. Lots of little plants beginning to fill in the pot now...might have to transplant next year!
Not a very clear shot, but we have Japanese eggplants which will be ready to harvest soon - we also have a white, round eggplant with lots of blooms and one small eggplant forming...
Did not get a very good shot of the Habanero peppers, but the plant is loaded!
This is a Phaius tankervilleae, aka Chinese ground / terrestrial orchid...I have had it for a couple of years and this is the first time it has bloomed! If you look to the bottom left of the bottom flowers, you will see a gecko posing on the trunk of the banana tree behind the orchid.
Our first Gloriosa Lily bloom...there are 4 more buds which will be opening soon. This plant is growing on a contraption I built using 3 tomato cages. The lily is a vine that climb and grabs onto anything it can get a hold of. There used to be lots of these plants growing on the property but some tenants in the house below us got rid of them - for some reason I cannot imagine...
A couple of years ago, 5 small vines started coming up as volunteers in one little square foot area of our yard..I guess birds must have planted them, because I know we didn't!...This is the first sign of blooms and I am very excited!
We have quite a few Roma tomatoes - all green at the moment, but we have already harvested some ripe ones. The cherry tomatoes are taking their time this time around!
All the herbs are thriving!
More in a few days!