greendougherty.Blog – Today in the Dougherty Garden

I’m still trying to get back into a daily rhythm but mother nature is in full control at the moment and we’ll have to roll with the punches. Fortunately, there has been a short lull in activity and we’ll go on with a several garden pictures. Like I said in an earlier post, these are pictures from the Dougherty Garden over time which are mingled with recent pictures of activity in the Dougherty Garden. Enjoy.

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Here is the base of the Cabbage palm tree with a lot of plant activity. The bottom plant is a Rabbit’s Foot Fern/Hare Fern which has been on the base of this Cabbage palm tree for years. The plant above the Rabbit Foot Fern is a Pothos plant which I cut back every so often but continues to grow up the base of the trunk with the leaves growing bigger in each new leaf.

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Several seeds that I received for the Mexican Red Bird of Paradise – Caesalpinia pulcherrima from my friend Bob. Two of the seeds have aleardy set out roots and we’re justing sitting back to see the first leaf appear from the pot. I can’t wait to see this first bloom.

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One view of the Bird of Paradise flower. I had the white Bird of Paradise plant in the Dougherty Garden several years ago before cutting it down as it was taking up too much plant area.

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Another view of the Bird of Paradise bloom in the Dougherty Garden.

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Looking at the bottom of a Cabbage palm tree canopy which has several plants growing up there.  The bottom plant is that of a Philodendron that has been grpowing in the boot section of the Cabbage palm tree. The Cabbage palm tree has many crevaces that catch flying seeds on windy days.

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This is one of my unknown plants at the moment. The plant in the middle is the mother plant and the two on each side are her pups that were just very small seedlings when I first received this plant. I have to check my plant source to see if there is a proper name.

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This is my grandpa stone from Kylie and RJ for Father’s Day which is planted between their palm trees, a Teddy Bear palm tree and a Buccaneer palm tree.

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The Green version of the Hawaiian Ti plant in the Dougherty Garden.

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The pink version of the Hawaiian Ti plant in the Dougherty Garden.

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This is one part of a Staghorn Fern that I had propped up in the bough of a Spanish Bayonet tree. From its look, it seems to be quite comfortable.

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A few flowers from the Heliconia plant hat is used by some as a barometer for their garden. The last I remember from this plant’s presentation is that if the leaves are light green that the fertilizer requirements are not up to standards. I was told that the leaves must be dark greem for a healthy garden.

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A Bird of Paradise flower pre bloom in the Dougherty Garden.

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This will be the new understory garden work area in the Dougherty Garden and I’ll use the area for making a new series on plants of the Dougherty Garden and just make a emphasis just on that particular plant.

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Here are a few pots of Christmas palm tree seedlings enjoying the sun in the Dougherty Garden on 080417.

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More Hibiscus cuttings that were the result of maintaining the plants in the Dougherty Garden. I was doing some quick maintenance in the Dougherty Garden by cutting back most of the plants in the new garden area where I’ll do a few pictures and videos of the plants in the Dougherty Garden. These plants were cuttings from cuttings and just planted in these pots with out the use of a rooting hormone. Most times, It’ll work on a few planrs. We’ll see because the Florida sun has been very hot this year.

Okay, that was today in the Dougherty Garden. Enjoy the pictures. Any questions, we’re all ears and maybe able to help you with a question or two. Stop by the comments section and let us know. Also, I’ll be doing a video of sorts with these pictures too and the videos also has a comments section for your convenience.

Enjoy growing green 24/7 in the Dougherty Garden.

Marty Dougherty #greendougherty

 

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