Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Catching Up in My Chacala Garden

I have hardly been blogging about my Chacala garden. Mainly because I was waiting for my replacement computer. Without it I have been spending time there. I am really pleased with how things are growing. also bought a really pretty deep purple geranium. I can't remember what's a geranium and what's a Cranebill (is that the correct name? Can't remember). Anywhere I love the color. $1us.
I have two sets of plants I grew from seed. I can't remember the names of the plants. Marta, from Mars Tres restaurant gave me the seeds for both. I think they are everday plants, even in the U.S. but I don't know either the Spanish or the English names.I bought a new little vine yesterday with kind of tubar yellow blossoms. I haven't looked for it in my book yet. Or planted it. It was 20 pesos, about $2us.The succulent has very similar blossoms to another plant that is growing all over my garden, but I think the leaves look pretty different. I love the blossoms. I have also been starting lots of plants from seed and cutting. I'll save that for another day.
MCM commented about this plant as follows:

"The succulent at the end of your post is Kalanchoe pinnata, sometimes called Mexican love plant -- according to Robert Lee Riffle (The Tropical Look), its probably originally from India, but now widespread throughout the tropics.

The other succulent plant with the similar flowers that you mention is a close relative (Kalanchoe grandiflora).

Another Kalanchoe, that I think you also have, has bright red flowers -- Kalanchoe blossfieldiana. That one doesn't reproduce quite as easily."

2 comments:

mcm said...

Hi Andee
The succulent at the end of your post is Kalanchoe pinnata, sometimes called Mexican love plant -- according to Robert Lee Riffle (The Tropical Look), its probably originally from India, but now widespread throughout the tropics.

The other succulent plant with the similar flowers that you mention is a close relative (Kalanchoe grandiflora).

Another Kalanchoe, that I think you also have, has bright red flowers -- Kalanchoe blossfieldiana. That one doesn't reproduce quite as easily.

As usual -- lovely photos!

Nicole said...

Lovely pics.The bright pink flowers are celosia, the crested type, celosia cristata.