This afternoon, it was raining, but I went outside to bring out the kitchen scraps for the compost bin.
I got the to compost bin and noticed tons of Soldier Fly Larvae crawling out of the compost bin. I tried my hardest not to smash any.
The Purple Hyacinths were blooming although slugs and snail have gotten to the flowers.
I walked around and noticed the Pink Banana Passiflora (which seemed to have died in the winter) now has tiny buds growing near it’s base.
Next to it, I also noticed that the Hyacinth-like plants (from my friend Howard) are sprouting up, although there were weeds and a Kiwi seedling in the pot.
What really made my day, was seeing my Yellow Masdevallia Orchid, which I took outdoors about two years ago, now re-blooming for the first time. This is the first non-Cymbidium Orchid that rebloomed for me… I think I want to get more Masdevallia Orchids now, since they seem to survive outdoors and actually bloom (in the winter)!!!
Last night… I organized my seed packets and collect seeds from some dried seed pods. Here are the remains of the cracked Porcupine Tomato seedpods.
This afternoon… As I was taking a break from work, I was being teased by some Passion Fruits. I wanted so much to pick one from the vine, but it was about 10 foot off the ground…
Earlier this evening… When I got home from work, I was surprised by a yellow flower from the Elkhorn Plant that I purchased just a few days ago. Here it is wide open, but the flower closes back at night.
Before going to bed… I sowed 4 more members of the Nighshade family:
– Sweet 100 Tomato
– Solanum pyracanthum (Porcupine Tomato)
– Orange Ornamental Pepper from Virginia
– Scarlet Chinese Eggplant
As I was walking back to work from lunch today, I happen to see this pink flower, so I snapped a photo.
Once I got to work and looked at the photo, I realized that this is a Passiflora, so I went back and took a cutting and a fruit. I’m going to try to propagate this by both cutting and seed (if there are any viable seeds).