Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's New - July

Here's what's new this month:
The Papaya that froze back last winter is starting to bloom again.

Also, the first banana to bloom since the freeze is popping out a bud.

The Starfruit are sending out lots of blooms.  The fruit should be ready by September.
Sabal palms are also ready to burst into bloom with their nectar-laden flowers.
Bamboo is sending up new shoots.
The squirrels have discovered the Macadamias and they're consuming lots of the green nuts, leaving only the empty hulls for me!
What's New is my monthly roundup of miscellaneous small things happening in the garden.  What's New is published right here on the first Wednesday of every month.
For miscellaneous happenings in gardens everywhere, visit An Oregon Cottage for the Tuesday Garden Party!


Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

This is really interesting--thank you for posting, especially the photographs! I garden in Zone 8, so I have much different growing conditions than you. We are going to be getting our first 90 degree weather of the season today, for just one example! Also, I love macadamia nuts and make a macadamia nut and banana pancake recipe that is so good! Served with pineapple and coconut.

Susan said...

Oh those pesky squirrels! I'd love to grow macadamias and star fruit. I wonder if they would grow in our area....

Steve Asbell said...

I'm happy to hear about your papaya! I'm going to give it another go in my garden, but with a better well drained spot this time.

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

I just love getting to visit the tropics through your TGP link- just so different from our apples and peaches here. :-)