Monday, March 9, 2015

Desert rose

The extreme heat forced all my desert roses to send out lots of seed pods.  I have never seen so many seed pods!

Look at these little babies!  Arent they cute with their fat bellies?

 I kept the white ones separate as they are prime and very hard to get, we will see what happens when they flower.  Here is an empty pod - they explode with seeds and feathery wings which scatter with the wind.


This is the pink one, I also have red and white.  They flower for most of the year, and dont need much care at all.  


One of my favourites.


11 comments:

  1. Very pretty flowers. And more to come by the looks of the babies. I love gardening because every year is different depending on the weather.

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    1. they are a great plant - just keep giving and giving!

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  2. These are looking very pretty. Beautiful. Here in Germany spring is just arriving... so crocuses and daffodils are growing.

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    1. Anette,
      Oh I imagine that spring must be very pretty after winter. Daffodils are my favourite flowers, but they wont grow here.

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  3. You have done very well raising those seedlings.

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    1. Louise,
      They are not hard, looking at it I just used coarse potting mix, so I dont think they are fussy. I need to repot them into bigger pots though soon.

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  4. I love desert roses, and you are doing great at getting them to grow from seed.
    I pass all my ripe seed pods (I secure them with bag twisties so they don't burst open in the wind) to my girlfriend Joyce to germinate.

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    1. Virginia,
      Not sure what I am going to do with all these little plants, what does your friend do with them?

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  5. oh my! i have never heard of or seen them before. how beautiful! i love your tropical flowers, AA.

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    1. e,
      That is the joy of blogging isnt it? We are getting lots of rain at the moment from cyclone Nathan, I think the garden is thirstily drinking it all in. Tese tropical plants love their rain!

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  6. What amazing flowers. It's all so different from our tiny snowdrops!

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