This blog is for gardeners above, beyond, and below the surface. For those interested in botanical names, inventories, collection and else.

Not recommended for gardeners depending only on nurseries for the practice.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


T his is not a scholastic, or pedantic botanical publication. Even though, some rigor is present in terms of the inventory; doing research without the need of  third parties, except the web.

A new inductee not mentioned before, but in the collection for a while, Cnidoscolus chayamansa, a medicinal bush, small tree is now officially among the over One Hundred Club

On the medicinal, edible or poisonous side of plants let the record show that I may get on the subject in the future thanks to people researching and arriving to the blogs.

For example, Turnera subulata and Clitoria ternatea.  The flowers of one are edible and the other is medicinal.  The researchers are from Asia and apparently these species have some commercial importance. Your humble servant never thought of it, having to research and share whatever comes along in the future.

A pink Plumeria in the south garden moved to pot, along a Crinum asiaticum variegated.  Both showing signs of  leaf fungus disease that may be or not in the ground.  The second is looking better already, the other has no leaves.

4 Tithymaloides, 1 variegated, planted in Diva's Zen like water closet by the wall and 1 Pseuderantemun carruthersii was planted close by.

Two Hibiscus were relocated in the south garden. One refuses to bloom and will certainly become a conversation piece. The other with light pink flowers went the opposite side south wise. 

The shadow created by the Passiflora edulis and Merremia quinquefolia on the property line iron fence,  forced the move.  Both were becoming crooked thanks to phototropism.  These vines appear in  photos to your right.

During the last 3 weeks the temperature has been an average of ten degrees lower than usual.  It has been great for people, the Flora/Fauna in me garden.

This reminds me that probably thanks to the pine needles and certainly to the apperance of that scary somewhat Bipalium Kewense, the numbers of snails and slugs dominant in the south/north garden has decreased to insignificant numbers considering the damage on leaves.  

Regarding this beautiful insect recently discussed in this here space, it is not the flat variety but the cylindrical species, more handsome in my opinion. Not only in anatomy, but in color.  If you want a peek go to youtube....with the botanical or Planarians, as the populace may know it.
 That is that.
  Apaga i vete.


  1. Me llama mucho la atención lo de las planarias, y después de lo que leí, si efectivamente me da miedo.

    Hasta pronto un abrazo.

  2. Thank you for the information, is always great getting to know more about plants.