Monday, September 18, 2006

My Plant BabIes are Blossoming

These blossoms in these three photos are the first blossoms from some of the plants growing around Chacala. I grew these plants from cutting I got from my neighbors here in Chacala. The plants are all less than three months, from starting as a cutting. My failure is the Mandevilla. it's growing, but no blossoms yet.

Oleander (nerium oleander)from Lupe's plant
I put the Oleander cutting in a jug of water and left in for weeks, waiting for the roots to form. When they did I planted both cuttings dirt light, loose soil, and keep them welled watered in the shade. The had blossons quickly, which surprised and pleased me.

Below: Jasmine (Jasmine nidita)
Rooted in w ater, then moved to dirt. From a plant my landlady had bought at a nursery

Below: Portulaca (Portulaca grandifloria)
Easy to grow, just break some off the main plant and stick the piecess in nice dirt.

Below: Thunbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora)
(Blue Trumpet Vine, Glory Vine)
Cut of some vines and stuck them in dirt, four out of five rooted.

Below: Mandevilla.
My failure. This is a blossom from the plants I took the cutting from. I am not even sure if it's a mandevilla. That's what my neighbor Guia calls it

Below: Plumbago (Plumbage capensis)
Hacked off part of the root and plant and stuck it in dirt. Watered.

1 comment:

Robert Brinkmann said...

Beautiful! Nice job on starting all those plants!! Amazing!