Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Growing Cucumbers

Last month we visited a farm in Al Salt, Jordan that grows vegetables, and that includes courgettes/zucchinis, Aubergines/eggplants, corn, and cucumbers! There are also olive trees that produce olives that are either kept to marinate, or are pressed to produce virgin olive oil.

The cucumbers grow in green houses in the form of vines there, and I thought that it was pretty interesting how you should give these cucumbers something to climb on, and they will climb up to the ceiling of the greenhouse.

Apparently cucumbers can either grow in bushes or in vines, so there are 2 types. But usually the vines produce more fruit throughout the growing season.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

August: New plants (a bonsai and 2 cacti)

So this weekend... Me, Mum, and my little niece Sophia went to loads of nurseries, we were basically looking for new little pots as we have loads of plants that need repotting (they are growing quickly and they need new bigger pots), so we ended up going to nurseries in Madaba, Amman, and Jerash! That's 3 different cities but I gotta say that we really enjoyed it as looking at different plants makes us very happy...

This is what we ended up buying to add to our collection...

Ficus Bonsai

In fact, this is my first bonsai. I really like this beautiful Japanese art but I never owned a Bonsai tree. After doing a little bit of research on the internet, this is what I learned about this wonderful plant:
Ficus or fig bonsai is tremendously popular bonsai tree, it's a fast grower, easy to grow, it prefers bright sunlight, watering should be regular (daily or even twice a day but this depends on where you live). I will be repotting this tomorrow to a bonsai sort of pot but the pot shouldn't be too shallow so it does not dry too fast.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Aloe Camperi

I took these pictures of Aloe Camperi blooms in Jardin Botanique in Genève (Botanical Garden in Geneva) I just thought that these yellow-orange flowers are extremely beautiful!

There are 500 species of Aloes in the world, they are flowering succulents that usually are hard to kill plants and are native to Africa!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

What is currently blooming in my garden!

I'm sharing here photos of what is currently blooming in my garden in Madaba, Jordan.
Cacti, succulents, Geraniums, Calla, Iris, Gladiolus, Roses, Freesia, Amaryllis, tulips, honey suckle, Fuchsia. 

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Echeveria cultivar Doris Taylor

Echeverias are very interesting, in Russian they're called "Каменный цветок Эхеверии" which means Stone flower. All year round you get to enjoy an amazing plant that basically looks like a flower.

Echeverias have spectacular flowers! They're normally pink with golden yellow ends. But they can also be orange or yellow. - Doris Taylor Echeveria flowers are orange though.