My friend has a lovely garden. For the last week, a beautiful visitor has been there daily. She calls it her little pet. Read More
Photos and garden today courtesy of one of my favorite people, multi-talented Heather Murphy. Thank you!
Let’s take a stroll through the early June Michigan garden of my nephew and his lovely wife. She is so talented! (Slight editing and mosaics by yours-truly.) Read More
Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia Milii, is a succulent and kin to the poinsettia. Originally from Madagascar, it became popular during Victorian times as a houseplant. Nicknames for it include Crown of Thorns, Christ Plant, and Christ Thorn which are all due to its thorns on the branches. Crown of Thorns is an evergreen plant and is also drought resistant. It produces woody, succulent stems up to three feet high. The thorns cover the stems randomly and measure up to an inch long. The bright green leaf bracts grow randomly and slightly sparse. They appear mostly on newer stems and fall away from the older stems. Blooms appear mostly throughout the spring and late into the summer. However, in ideal conditions, the plant can produce flowers year-round. The true flowers are small and green, surrounded by showy bracts in red, orange, pink, yellow or white.
It’s a hot, humid summer here in central Florida. I haven’t shared that many photos of my tropical garden this summer as it’s taken time to rebuild after the loss of so many plants in January due to 2 freezing nights. I replaced my huge dead red hibiscus with a new small bush back in the spring, and the little guy produces pretty red flowers almost daily.
Several weeks ago I wrote a post with ideas for a small garden. I mentioned a lovely garden 2 blocks from me where the small area between the sidewalk and fence was seeded with many flowers like sunflowers.