Thursday, June 2, 2016

June's Maroons


As you can see from the photograph above, the Black Krim tomatoes, (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Krim'), are filling out and ripening. They are not  "maroon" yet but they are starting to turn around the stem. No need for trickle irrigation this year. 

If you are a fan of classic Caprese salad made with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese try this meaty heirloom tomato sliced with a smattering of Mexican Queso fresco sprinkled on top. 

I have three hanging pots filled with lady-in-a-boat. They tolerate the heat of summer without many demands. I was given this without a proper identification. It could also be 

Setcreasea pallida 'Purple Heart'. 

The Flanders Poppy is easy to grow planted here with white cora vinca, purple basil, and nana nandina. The poppy is known for its dark eye.

Purple oxalis

This hybrid plum resulted from a genetic cross between the Japanese plum (Prunus salicina) and the American native Chickasaw plum (Prunus angustifolia).

Grassroots Horticulture