Thursday, October 2, 2014

Happy Plants

I inspected the okra plants this morning to be sure there weren't any pods ready to be picked.  I have two in the fridge awaiting its siblings for the soup pot this weekend.  No pods quite to size yet, but I finally remembered to take a picture of the lovely flower these plants produce:


Okra is in the hibiscus family, which of course I never knew because I've never had any reason to learn about it since I've never grown it.  Now I know!  I would grow these plants just for the lovely flowers!

Which reminds me, I really need to find some cranberry hibiscus.

Here's another little plant that survived the summer.

Wishbone (Torenia fournieri)
Here's what's happening in the shade garden:


The caladiums are still happy and the Persian shield is spreading nicely.

 
Persian Shield

The Lantana I found for $1 at Lowe's has just started flowering:


The knockout roses are still happy. I didn't take pictures since the flowers were just fading out, but there are more buds.  These plants are doing great.  So glad I found them.

Stay tuned for the fruit and vegetable tour!


1 comment:

  1. Your plants look fantastic. I remember being amazed at how beautiful the okra blooms were the first time I grew it. Your right, worth growing just for the flowers!

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