Friday, May 24, 2013
Journal May 24, 2013
The weather has turned nasty, cool and damp with lots of rain for the last three days, with more on the way. Lacking much else to do, I thought I would use time lapse photography to try to record the tendrils of the cucumber plants attaching themselves to the trellis, and if I am successful I will post the video.
BURBIDGEA SCHIZOCHEILA - Voodoo Flame Ginger
"Flame Ginger is native to Borneo's evergreen rainforests. It's utterly spectacular and equally rare, with golden blossoms bursting out of red upright stems. Individual flowers opening successively over two weeks, heaviest in summer and again in winter, with intermitant blooms throughout the year. The foliage is slightly succulent, very attractive.
This is a collector's plant. It demands the constantly warm temperatures and humidity of a greenhouse and very good drainage. If you grow tropicals, you know how to replicate a rainforest. It is hardy in zones 9-11 and needs tropical conditions - great for a greenhouse. This rare plant is spectacular!"
These types of plants, along with the olives, make owing a greenhouse much more interesting.
If anyone is interested in unusual seeds the site that I found is: Smart Seeds.