Wishbone Flower

Torenia commonly called Wishbone Flower originated in southern and western Asia.

Torenia is another annual grown from seeds. If you are looking for something bright and cheery then Torenia is what you should choose.

Torenia is a prolific bloomer that starts flowering early in the season. Its short upright tubular flowers have two lips.  The lower lip is divided into three lobes often with a yellow dot in the white centre. It comes in colours of pink, blue, purple and rose.

Torenia does best in containers.  Plant in rich soil and keep moist in a semi-shaded area.

Torenia drops seeds and often young seedlings pop up.  Enjoy them while they last. Every year my Torenia pops up so that I am never out of them. I found the dark blue to be the strongest.  They have adapted well to the Caribbean and North America.

Until next week, Happy Gardening.


Roses round up

Over the years, I have experimented with and grown various types of roses: Dutch, English, American and tropical.

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Climber and rambler roses

Years ago, climbing roses were among the most precious flowers to adorn a garden.

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Continued from last week Miniature roses are most likely descendants of the old Chinese rose Rosa chinensis. 

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Continued from last week   This week, we will look at Floribunda roses and Hybrid Tea roses.

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(Continued from last week) There are five classes of roses: Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Miniature, Climbers or Ramblers and Shrub roses.

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