Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Repatriating Episcias

Planted cuttings of 11 named cultivars and one species....such diversity in leaf patterns and a google on episcias and youll see the variation.
Episcias from what Ive observed in St Lucia are resilient, growing in full sun on rock to deep dark moist shade. It makes an effective groundcover or as a trailing plant in containers.

                         12 fresh  Episcia cuttings

Growing in rock walls

Episcia does very well in containers majority growing out of the pot and not in soil. it prefers to attach itself to  the clay pot or chunks of coconut husk used in potting mix

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lunch in La Belle Helene

Lunch  prepared for me by the incomparable Miss Leoni. Always delightful meals of local fare cooked to perfection. Fresh fruit juices...Soursop, Lime, Sour Orange, Golden Apple.

On the menu today battered flying fish, mixed veg, plantain, dasheen, salad with avacado and topped with Gayla Trails  Pickled Cherry Tomatoes....washed down with Sour Orange juice Soursop juice and a Heineken.