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Friday, September 17, 2010

Orange plants and okra update!

Well, howdy-doo! It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood here. There are many reasons why, but one big reason is that we have turned off the a/c!!! It got cooler and breezy today, and it must be down in the 70's tonight with a breeze (just guessing), so we were able to fling open the windows and doors and enjoy the fresh air!!! It is just grand! I love the outside sounds...

These wild poinsettas have suddenly sprung forth in my backyard! They are coming out everywhere and I just adore them! Between the orange gloriosas and these, it looks like my yard knows it is turning to FALL. I can't hardly take all these oranges! Just gorgeous!!! I am grateful for so many things, and I am really grateful for my orange plants too!!!

Update on okra: First I went outside last night after dark and found absolutely NOTHING on the plants. I used a flashlight and inspected top and bottom of leaves, and along stems/stalks and dirt too (looking for snails, possibly)...and found ZILCH. This is a good thing, I suppose...but yet the mystery remains as to what my leaves are being munched away by!!!!

The pic above shows what I found today when I went out to take a photo of the first flower, and here is what I found! The flower had already fallen off and the okra was peeking out! You can see it here in the same location where I had previously shown the bud. So...now we will see how long it takes to grow an okra pod!!!

9 comments:

Evelyn said...

Very exciting!!! Interesting orange thinge on the leaves.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

So cool, never seen okra grow before!

Karen June Miller said...

What beautiful plants! I love growing succulents here in California! They do so well!

KJ
SoCal

Lancashire rose said...

I would love to have the wild poinsettias. All I have is a weedy euphorbia that resembles the wild poinsettia, never has the red coloring and just seeds itself all over the place. Does yours reseed. If so I will look out for the real thing and gather some seeds. Okra! just not something an English girl was brought up to eat!

Purnima@a creative project said...

beautiful orange color!! looks stunning like flame!!

Teri C said...

Oh wow, such beautiful colors!!!

Thanks for your kind words Julie.

Janice Mae said...

Hi Julie,

I am going to recommend your site to my daughter's boy friend who loves to garden and I have been telling him to plant okra. Your cacti are amazing! I have a town house in Las Vegas, the back yard is empty and bare just red rocks. I have been thinking for a long time planting cactus. I have never seen cactus like these. Glad I discovered your blog. Janice Mae

Lynn said...

Always pretty finds to come by here to see.
Just also wanted you to know I am sewing your handmade beads onto new little single pockets and they look so pretty.Thanks again ever so much!

Mandy said...

Very cool! The orange poinsettias are really pretty too!