The Dougherty Garden on September 22, 2014 – Today in the Garden

It was a bit windy and stormy in the Dougherty Garden today.  here are some of the items that caught my attention with my camera.

11 Areca Palm Seedling
02 Reclinata Palm Seedling

This is a Reclinbata Palm Seed that I obtaijned from a series of Reclinata Palm Trees that were in my driving area. I pulled into the area of the Areca Palm Trees and collected a few palm seeds. These Reclinata Palm Seeds are oblong in shape and were littered below the Reclinata Palm Trees.

02 Clustering Reclinata Palm Tree
02 Clustering Reclinata Palm Tree

This is the cluster of the Reclinata Palm Tree that caught my attention while driving by. It was with the stop because some of the fresh seeds were already beginning to drop from the bracts on the palm tree.

02 Clustering Reclinata Palm Tree
02 Clustering Reclinata Palm Tree

As you can see from the above picture, there are numerous clusters of seed bracts on this Reclinata Palm Tree. I’ll visit the site again yo  to collect more seeds as more fall from the Reclinata Palm Tree.

11 Areca Seedling
11 Areca Seedling

This is a small Areca Palm Tree seedling that caught my attention while I was gathering Areca Palm Tree seeds. It was just setting out roots and getting comfortable. I put this seed into a larger plastic pot to follow the length of time it takes to germinate. I’m betting on 30 days because of this particular seed germination period. We’ll see. A closer look at the Areca palm seed that put out two roots.

Pot of Areca palm Seeds
Pot of Areca palm Seeds

The pot of Areca Palm Tree Seeds with my old seedling that just put out roots in the middle of the pot of Areca Palm Tree Seeds.

Dancing Ladies Seed Pods
Dancing Ladies Seed Pods

These are the Dancing Ladies Seed Pods many days after the flowers have bloomed. I’m waiting to see if these pods dry out and drop the small seeds inside. I want to see if I can capture the moment on one of the pods to see if I can get a dancing Lady to germinate in a pot.

Donkey Ears
Donkey Ears

This is another version of the Sanseria plant called “Donkey Ears”. I’ve been looking at this plant for the last few weeks and knew something had happened but didn’t tale a closer look. I finally picked it up and placed it on the recycle bins and noticed that a new shoot  had emerged from from the base of the plant.

White Orchid
White Orchid

This is my White Orchid which is one of the plants in the Dougherty Garden that keeps on giving. I receive it as a gift from a local friend with another Purpole Orchid. I place both of them on a palm tree that has since died and now have to find a new location for these orchids to continue giving off beautiful bools.

That covers what I discovered in the Dougherty Garden today.

Enjoying growing green,

Marty Dougherty #greendougherty

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