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Looking for something drought tolerant?



Bulbine Frutescens” Orange” African Bulbine

A native to the desert grasslands in South Africa.
This plant will grow well in poor or good soil quality.
Bulbine does best in full sun and prefers good drainage.
A succulent that produces star shaped yellow and orange flowers throughout the summer months.

Dead head the spent flowers to promote new growth.

This water wise perennial is known for it’s healing properties,it has a jelly like substance that is good for burns, rashes, blisters, insect bites, cracked lips, acne, scrapes and the stems can be boiled to make a tea for coughs, colds and even arthritis.

Hi! My name is Portia Leyendecker, nice to meet you.

I am new to this old world of blogging, so please bare with me.

Having no idea what to expect, I am really hoping to meet like-minded individuals through this blog & by taking this opportunity to help teach others about anything from how to plant native and habitat attracting plants, that in turn, help the environment.

Within this blog I will be introducing some of my favorite plants – and there is no time like the present to mention my first.

“Curcuma Australisica” Ginger, for the plant of the week.

A spring and fall bloomer, likes a humid climate and a partial sun environment.

And a shout out to my friends Deb Smail & Dawn Houser for believing in me and giving me the inspiration to start this new blog.

Happy Gardening!

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