Backyard Garden – October update

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A lot of things happened in July to September. And as I’ve posted a month ago, the harsh rains have damaged our moss roses. Even though we were able to save a couple of plants, their roots were heavily soaked in wet soil, and they eventually died.¬†We’ve also removed the PET bottles as well. We’ll plant new moss roses or a hardier plant next year, maybe around March. However, all is not lost. The other plants are growing and still thriving despite the fluctuating weather. These plants are still alive and kicking despite the rains. We’ve pruned the¬†Eugenia plant on the right and those new orange leaves came out several days ago. The plant in the middle used to have pink flowers, and the one on the left seems to like the changing weather. I don’t know what these two plants are called. Still searching for names. The Hawaiian Ti plant’s long, broad leaves are visible here. This is the daughter plant from the older potted Ti. Notice the predominant green coloring of the leaves? I’ve read that the mature Hawaiian Ti’s leaves become more pink or almost burgundy in color, with some green highlights, too. I still don’t know Continue Reading →