Elephant's Child expressed an interest in seeing my flowering Jade plants, they clearly think it is summer, so out I went with my camera
here is the full length of the garden bed
a little closer
and here are the pretty pink and white stars
the plum trees are losing their leaves now, the ground below is a lovely dark red carpet
I replanted my three gollum plants together in one pot
here you can see how the edges of each leaf has been chewed by snails or whatever else is out there
my green aeoniums are doing well, I have three pots of these now
the cuttings I took from the mesembryanthemum are doing well (aka livingstone daisy)
but the parent plant, given to me by my brother as he left the state, is looking straggly still, it was infested with mealy bugs and very dried out in its tiny pot.
this curly leaved form of jade is looking a lot less bushy after spending the hot summer down in the garden bed to be shaded by the trees after I noticed it was getting quite sunburned
here you can see stumpy ends where people have helped themselves to branches for cuttings, at least they didn't take the whole plant.
this is a philodendron Xanadu, the parent of the smaller off-shoot I brought with me when I moved here, this smaller one, about half the size of this big one, is what was stolen right out of its pot 😢
In my previous home I had six pots of this, along with a few very large monsteras, a half dozen raphis palms and a dwarf umbrella tree, all in the carport, because I don't have a car.
This baby toucan and the little green ceramic pot along with its twin from the other birdbath garden were also taken. (and my frogs) I planned on filling those tiny pots with dwarf French marigolds this coming spring.
I'll plant the entire bag of seeds in a large half barrel pot instead.