Tuesday

Aussie Waratah Telopea speciosissima

The seeds I just purchased will be my second batch. Waratah seeds are incredibly easy to germinate, with a 100% germination rate, however I had a problem with the seedlings damping off last time. No seedling survivors. 

Now that I've learned a bit more about the Waratah seedlings need a slow climate adjustments, I am giving this another try.  - I demand success!!! ;)

This got to be one the most beautiful flowering shrubs I've ever seen! 



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Nelumbo lutea American Lotus

Rediscovered uses for the water lily. Even if you don't have room for a pond, there IS room for a Pond


Lily Pond in a Vase! What an awesome concept for growing and display Water lilies in clear vases!

Nelumbo lutea (American Lotus) is and emergent aquatic plant with large 
 circular leaves. Leaves are connected to the petiole in the center of the circle with no apparent slits in the side (an easy way to distinguish them from other water lilies).


Flowers are born off the top and have numerous stamen around a central pistil. Flowers last for two days in which time they can be pollinated by insects. This species is almost extinct in the wild.

All parts of the Lotus has food and or medicinal properties and make a great gift!

Seeds are available here and are very easy to germinate. 

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Thursday

Nice! Blue Butterfly Vine

I have a new fascination with Vines patriculary red, black and blues.

Technically a tropical plant, the Blue Butterfly vine also easily grown annuals in more northern areas and will quickly bloom from seed in about 6-8 weeks

Produces a wonderful display of 2 inch vivid blue flowers from mid to late summer. Prefers full sun to light shade, are very drought tolerant and are well-adapted to a variety of soil types.

These will bloom all year long in frost free zones or inside as an exotic vining houseplant.

Ideal for covering trellis in a sheltered part of the garden, as a perennial in a conservatory or as a hanging plant, attracting many bees and butterflies.

Climber to 6-8ft. Zone 8+

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Sunday

Margarita Citrus Slice Earrings

I love this!!!!! It makes my mouth water. Super creative citrus earrings made from recycled plastics,
 




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