Sunday, January 20, 2008

My Kolanchoe are doing well this winter


The weather this weekend has not been gardening weather around here. The same cold front that has the entire country in a deep freeze this weekend, has brought wind rein and temperatures in the mid fifties to South Florida. This and the fact that I have a cold and don’t feel well, put all my plans for the garden on the shelf for next week.

I took a walk in the garden this morning with my camera looking for my next post, the Kolanchoe plants stood out. Last year I purchased four plants for decorations in the patio. After the flowers died I planted them around my pond. Now they are back and the colors are more vivid than the originals.



This winter, I am buying more plants from my local nursery, I have seen other colors in white and pink.



Wikipedia has a complete interesting history of this tropical plant.

6 comments:

Brenda said...

Very pretty. I got a new rose this weekend, have no idea what it is called as nothing is tagged with names here. Lovely fragrance though.

Nicole said...

These are great "low maintenance" plants for the tropics. I bought mine mainly for nostalgia, as they were staples in the Caribbean garden when I was growing up, but now I think they'll make great ground covers.
I saw pics from other bloggers of fuschia and pastels!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How wonderful to be able to grow Kalanchoe's outside. How long do their flowers last then? Here I can only grow them inside but that's not so bad as they flower for 2 to 3 months.

Meems said...

Hi Rusty: Seeing your Kalanchoes makes me think I need to buy some. It has been a long time since I've have them and I'm not sure why... Yours are so bright and cheery.

penny said...

Iwas reading about my kolanchoe and noticed Rusty's pics, What a cheery sight on a snowy Indiana morning Thanks

Vanillalotus said...

Wonderful Kalanchoe. They have wonderful blooms, the yellow looks stunning. I'll need to try kalanchoe sometime when I have more space.