One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Monday, January 16, 2012
Grewia occidentalis....I brought it back from Florida
I don't really know why. I do like it but it's going to be difficult this winter. I'll have to find a place in the sun for it which means in the living room which is pretty full of plants. All I can say is that it was a beautiful plant covered with flowers in a three-gallon container/I had it once before and, as I remember, it stayed out too long in the fall. Native to southern Africa, it could theoretically survive in the Florid garden if it was watered regularly. Of course that's not going to happen.. Plus, I suspect it would, on those regular occasions when the temps fall near 20F, turn brown and nasty and I don't want to add more plants like that; we have enough already. So I'll enjoy it through the winter. There's nothing like flowers in the winter, even if they're in the house.