Sunday, September 16, 2012

Plant Names

Seen while out walking, a sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) humming with bees. I love the smell of these flowers, and used to call it the "perfume tree" before I knew its name. I know it is considered a weed!

Today I sowed the strobilanthes seeds (Strobilanthes gossypinus) I collected in January, and some other seeds gathered from various gardens I walked past last summer. They are from a plant my mother called "kiss-me-quick", but which is apparently more widely known as red valerian (Centranthus ruber).
It will be interesting to see what comes up!

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