Green Thumbs

Passion for growing plants

Archive for July, 2013

   Jul 24

Christmas in July!

I don’t like it when I’m told that something is impossible; it gives me the itch to prove otherwise. Take for example the widely believed fact that you can’t save and grow Christmas plants longer than Easter, and that’s a stretch. Well, I can! I have had several Amaryllis bulbs flowering again, in fact I [...]

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   Jul 23

Hawaii flower, Frangipani or Plumeria

Sometime in the beginning of the year I ordered Plumeria seeds from a Danish site. I googled like mad to see how the seeds should be planted and read that Plumerias aren’t true to seed. That made me order two packages of mixed colours. I planted them with the chubby part down in the earth [...]

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   Jul 11

The flower power of a Calamondin

My little Calamondin tree is covered in small white star-shaped flowers right now! They have a wonderful fragrance, the scent is more pronounced in the evening but I can even sniff it during the day in full sunshine. On a different note, my seeds from Passiflora incarnata are soaking in water right now and are [...]

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   Jul 01

More passion!

Last week I received my greatly anticipated package from Georgia Vines. About two weeks after I had placed my order I found a tattered package in my mailbox. In it were the seeds of Passiflora Incarnata, or Maypop. The Maypop is a Passiflora with edible fruit native to the southern parts of the US. As [...]

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