Look at Jack’s babies now…

Did you read my post about Jack’s excitement when he received, then planted, the desert rose seeds? Well it is now 4 weeks later and look how they have grown. From thisseedling desert rose 003_5184x3888untitled-1_3000x4000To this. He lavishes love on them. Moving them around to follow the sun and checking them constantly. Even talking to them, and they have responded. Look at them now. Of the 30 seeds that came in the mail from EBay, 22 have germinated.untitled-2_3000x4000He also built this special cradle to carry them around in…

But they aren’t the only things. Remember when Jack gave the mango tree a very drastic hair cut? (read about it here)shed corner 011_3000x4000

Well it has not had any love lavished on it, but it is a survivor. Look at it now…mango treeI have now changed all the garden under it from shade plants to sun loving natives. So it will not be allowed to grow rampant any more. I will have to give it another prune…


  1. I missed the article about the seed. Those plants are funny looking when they grow up. That mango does not look so angry now. That is cool that you can grow it. I will need to pay more attention to them when I am down south in January.

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      • I will only be going to the Los Angeles area. There are tropical fruit trees growing there, but it is not really a tropical climate. The Santa Monica Mountains above Beverly Hills, although not very high, can actually get cool enough for low chill apples. (The apples are not very good, but they try.) Brent lives in Mid-City Los Angeles, so grows all sorts of weird tropicals. A neighbor has a big rounded mango tree, but I never payed much attention to it.

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          • Brent pointed them out before, but like many things that Brent points out, I gave them no nevermind. I think that they ripen through winter, and are ready in early spring or so. I do not remember. It seems to me that there were several ripening fruit in the middle January (when I am there every year), as well as a few ripe fruit. If I remember correctly, they fruited like the ‘Eureka’ lemon, with a main phase in a particular season (spring for them, winter for the lemons), but that there were a few ripe fruit scattered about throughout the year, no matter when I went to Los Angeles.

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  2. What a joy seeing the family of Adenium Obesums featured in your amazing blog.
    Nursing tiny seeds into life is not like watching paint dry on the canvus.
    It teaches patience and gives pleasure when they break the surface and two tiny green leaves turn to their god Ra and give an amaste.
    Then open their welcoming arms in excitement for the wonderful world before them.
    I know what you are thinking Pauline ‘Jacks woffeling on again.’
    My blog friends don’t mind, a few probably miss my not posting any more.
    I certainly would miss them if I could not visit their blogs.
    All the very best to all who read my woffeling and those that don’t.

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