National Tree Planting Day was celebrated yesterday, October 7, and it was interesting to see how many new trees were planted.
Continued from last week This week, we will look at Floribunda roses and Hybrid Tea roses.
(Continued from last week) There are five classes of roses: Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Miniature, Climbers or Ramblers and Shrub roses.
(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.