- VARIEGATED CHINESE PITTOSPORUM, Pittosporum heterophyllum variegata, is blooming! The flowers have a sweet scent:
- TROPICAL or CHINESE ROSE HIBISCUS, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis , is blooming again. This is a semi-double flowering variety, I got a few years ago from the local Meijer. I don't remember the cultivar, or even if anything more than "tropical Hibiscus" was on the label:
Here's a pic of my grafted dwarf Himalayan Cedar, Cedrus deodara 'Silver Mist', purchased from Conifer Kingdom, last summer. It seems to be holding up, so far, this winter. I have to put wire, and other junk at the base to discourage digging critters:
Here's a pic of a plant, now considered southern US native, known as the Nutmeg Yew, Torrea grandis. I got it from Woodlanders, a few years ago. It went into the ground, this past season. So far, it seems to be doing well, unprotected. Its needles are a little longer, like Cephalotaxus spp.) and sharper-pointed, than Yews (Taxus spp.):
Remember those Wax Begonias 'Big', that I started from seed, late last winter, and later began blooming in the summer? Well, they are still blooming, indoors. I should not have to buy this type of Begonia, this upcoming season:
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