(Continued from last week) Roses have a long and colourful history. Valentine’s Day is said to be the best season for roses.
Roses, botanic name Rosa were said to have originated mainly in Asia, China to be precise, though the Egyptians were also thought to have been among the first to cultivate them.
In Guyana, avocado (Persea Americana) is in season. The fruit is bountiful in the markets in different sizes depending on where they were grown.
Hibiscus syriacus commonly called Rose of Sharon or Shrub Althea originated in northern Israel and Syria.
As I said last week, with rain comes fungus. With the constant rainfall that we are experiencing, plants are not being allowed to dry off properly.
Tropical flowers grow naturally in tropical climatic countries. Guyana has a large collection of tropical blooms, which are exotic, beautiful and long lasting.
On Mother’s Day many of you would have received potted plants and flowers.
I have written so much on trees in the city, but my warnings and advice continue to fall on deaf ears.
Torenia commonly called Wishbone Flower originated in southern and western Asia. Torenia is another annual grown from seeds.
Balsam commonly called Lady Slipper originated from Southern Asia. Lady Slipper is an annual plant and is an old-fashioned favourite grown from seeds between April and September; it is a member of the Impatiens family.
Philodendron Monstera obliqua commonly called Swiss cheese plant originated in the rainforests of Central America and Mexico.
New varieties of vegetable seeds are out on the market. Over the last two weeks, I have set English Tomatoes, Celery, Chives, Wiri Pepper and Sweet Pepper seeds.
Heliconia rostrata commonly called Hanging Heliconia or Hanging Lobster Claw originated in South and Central America.
(Continued from last week) Check your plants carefully to see if they have outgrown their pots.