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CA Native plants in my front yard

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Growing Pineapple

I bought pineapple a while ago even though i am not a big fan of that fruit. After consuming it, i saved the top crown part and saved it. Pineapples are a type of bromeliad so i wanted to grow the plant from the top part.

I left in the water for 6 weeks or so changing water periodically when it gets muggy.

Eventually after 6 weeks it started sprouting out roots in the stem part & new leaves started growing too.

Once the roots grew out i planted it in soil outside. Now its been over an year and it is growing healthy.

I tried growing a second one too a while ago, that also successfully grew roots and planted that in the soil & now its well established too.

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Water Lily

Finally my Water lily bloomed after over an year of testing my patience! Its a hardy water lily which is a result from crosses between European and North American species. It is an excellent permanent residents of water gardens.DSCF7371 DSCF7372 DSCF7374 DSCF7377 DSCF7378

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Texas Lantana

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I love this plant & its flower, the Texas Lantana. It is considered a pesky weed by some folks; Its a true testimony to the plant’s nearly indestructible traits. Texas Lantana blooms with masses of orange/yellow flowers that seem endless. The plant is drought tolerant, disease and pest resistant and thrives. It is a perfect choice for a low maintenance informal and wild flowerbeds although it works well in more formal arrangements. Xeriscape ready, provide Texas Lantana with ample space because it will get quite big.

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Courtesy: AustinNativeLandscaping


Pink Breath of Heaven

When this plant blooms, its a pretty sight! Its also called Confetti Bush & Pink Diosma, a bee magnet…

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Diapers help grow your plant!

I found the below article interesting, although I haven’t tried it out till now. But sounds like something to be given a try, if there is any diaper lying around from their old baby days!

http://m.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/

Let me know what do you think of it!
Courtesy: The King of Random


Onion Weed

 

 

This flower looks really beautiful but if it’s in a garden, it’s invasive!

The bulbs can be pickled just like pickling onions. Flowers make an attractive addition to salad and the leaves can be chopped and added to dishes that require mild oniony flavor. Whole young plants can be used just like a spring onion in sandwiches and salads.(Courtesy:pod gardening) Isn’t it interesting?

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