Desert Cassia. A small tree with a beautiful cascading... more
Senna polyphylla - Bahamas Cassia, Desert Cassia
Desert Cassia. A small tree with a beautiful cascading habit, covered with showers of yellow flowers. It is suitable for pot culture and bonsai, has tiny leaves. The tree is nearly everblooming, relatively cold-hardy.
Thespesia populnea. Known as Milo in Hawaii, this... more
Thespesia populnea - Milo Portia
Thespesia populnea. Known as Milo in Hawaii, this tree is often planted in front of Buddhist Temples. Originally from the Old World, the Portia Tree was brought to Hawaii by early Polynesian settlers. The Tahitians considered it sacred and grew it near places of worship. The fruits, flowers and young leaves are edible. Has many traditional medicinal uses. The timber is hard, termite-resistant, has an attractive grain and dark-red color, and is naturally oily so it can be highly polished. As the timber does not impart a flavor, it is often used to carve wooden food bowls and food utensils in Hawaii. A fast growing shrub that grows into a small tree with spreading branches, it casts welcome shade and in Hawaii were planted near homes for this purpose. In India, they were planted to provide shade in coffee and tea plantations.
White Butter Cup. One of the most popular landscape... more
Turnera subulata Key West - White Buttercup
White Butter Cup. One of the most popular landscape plants, low growing shrub. Everblooming, attracts butterflies. The brown eye inside the white flower draws bees in to pollinate. It is one of the most stunning of flowers.
Yellow Mandevilla, Yellow Dipladenia, wild allamanda. Unusual yellow flowers of this mandevilla relative are slightly fragrant and last for a long time. This is pretty cold hardy plant that can take occasional cold spells. It is very vigorous and free flowering in full sun conditions. Easy care, little water needed and not picky about soils. Much better growing than regular mandevillas!
SUNSHINE Megaflor (NPK 2-2-4) - Bloom Booster for every watering. Formulated especially for blooms, to boost flowering, improve flower size and quality, and stimulate pollen development. This is an eco-friendly nutrition booster that can be used for organic gardens. Can be used for daily feeding with every watering. Scientifically-balanced stable formula is organic Amino-acid based and has NO EDTA chelators to eliminate nutrients lockup; it does not affect crop taste. Organic Amino acids greatly enhance stability of all Sunshine boosters and provide excellent absorption of trace elements. Pollinating insects friendly. Element Content: N, P2O5, K2O, Ca, Mg, S, Fe, Mn, Mg, B, Zn, Cu, Mo, Co. Fertilizer license # F002866. DIRECTIONS: Mix 25 ml with 1 gal of water. Can be used with every watering, year around. Compatible with other Sunshine Boosters. Do not mix with other concentrated fertilizers. For more information, download Sunshine Combo Boosters guide (2 pages).
Purple Arabian Lilac from East Africa. A medium size,... more
Vitex trifolia purpurea - Purple Arabian Lilac
Purple Arabian Lilac from East Africa. A medium size, fast growing bush with woody stems and dense soft foliage, purple in full sun and with silver underneath. Pretty purple flowers from spring to fall. Can be used as a hedge or a specimen plant. Attracts lots of butterflies and bees.