Thursday, December 8, 2011


AS the financially, weather wise, chaotic year comes to end...I would like to share briefly, what it has been like in this neck of the concrete/asphalt woods Caribbean garden.  If interested in detail,  you may visit the other blog at the end.

Nardos i Azucenas Post 
Bipallum kewense, a weird looking insect appeared in the garden out of the blue. Responsible for the disappearance of  the predominant round
 snail population, and significant decrease of most snails.

February 2011

Dipteracanthus prostratus was featured with a correction in the botanical name.  This  self seeding ground cover  grows wild in the ground, concrete and asphalt. 'Domesticated' at home with purple and white flower varieties. Related to Ruellias.


Clerodendrum quadriculare is added to the over
100 Club Collection.  A present from Tito Collazo.


Sanseveria cylindrica, enters the scene thanks to a plant exchange with Maria, 
 gardening fan who noticed one of 3 varieties of asparagus in me garden.
Calathea loeseneri and Chryosothemis pulchella are added, thanks to Rengui, in law and close collaborator in the installation development through out the years.

Stygmaphyllon floribundum, a woody vine imported from Guanica, blooms for the first time. MesquiteMerremia aegyptia from seeds, members of that exclusive group from the southern city, enhance the surroundings.


Polianthes tuberosa and Gardenia augusta in the fragrance department bloom also for the first time.

Pepperomia pellucida and Parietaria make their debut.
All these plants appeared on specific posts in
caribbeanbotanicalreview, one of my blogs dedicated
to horticulture, propagation and collection. 

I want to thank everyone from the 5 continents,  who has dropped by during the last twelve months. 
I appreciate it, fan or foe.
Finally, I wish all the best for what is left of 2011 and 2012.

that is that


  1. Pepperomia pellucida, we have this plant here also. And I would like to wish you a happy December and have a good New Year!

  2. Well Stephanie, another pertinent one from your neck of the woods is Altocarpus altilis, thanks to the British.

    Plants travel in many ways, it is difficult to perceive this weed is also there and God knows in how many other distant continents.

    Glad to hear from you. I wish you the same..until then

  3. Hola, pasé para agradecerte la respuestas que dejaste, satisfaciendo así algo de mi curiosidad.

    Salu2 y buen finde

  4. Hi! Greetings from India! Your gardenning calender of the year is very interesting- especially the disappearance of the snails. Thank you for visiting my blog.


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