Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Florida Fruiting Flora
I have several thriving plants on my front porch: a topsy turvey tomato, hanging upside down from it's stem and always begging for the roots to be watered (more than a normal tomato would!), three tomato plants in 5-gallon buckets, a fast-growing fig tree, a healthy and thick datil pepper plant, and one sorry excuse for a Japanese plum. How is it that all the other plants are so excellent and the one I want most to survive is floundering? Hmmmm... I so love the way a JP looks when it's grown to be a big tree, heavily laden with golden fruit. Maybe it hates it's pot! Today I will transplant to a better container, prettier than the mustard yellow 5-gallon bucket with holes drilled in the bottom. I'll get a pot that offers the beauty that this poor plants leaves need to survivie! Everyone else just gets water!