My Little Aloha

I love Pineapple Lilies/Eucomis.

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If you don’t have enough space for these beauties,

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try a little Aloha lily instead.

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They are perfectly happy in a pot.

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Keep them watered with a weak fertilizer.

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I love their little pink “pineapples.”

FLOWER

The Crown of July

July is NOT my favorite month in the garden.

Water, weed, pick, again; water, weed, pick, again…

Too many tommy toes.

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Itchy squash plants host their skittering beetles.

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Zucchinis grow giant the minute my back is turned.

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Pumpkins? I didn’t plant pumpkins.

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Tomatoes… tomahtoes…potatoes…potahtoes..

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Let’s kill the whole thing off.     Get the sprayer and fill it with herbicide.

WAIT!      There is one non-needy, non-weedy spot left in the garden.

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A group of flowers, each wearing a crown.

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Pineapple Lily.    Eucomis.

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I appreciate these lovely, long spires of delicate blooms.

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I have a change of heart and get the hose to water instead.

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Garden Saved by Eucomis!!!