hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive


It's about 98 degrees outside, so I went out and turned the water on the Buddha's hand and other new plantings that are not under automatic irrigation. The "hand" is close to the bull's horn acacia [which has automatic irrigation] and I noticed that ants have discovered the bull's horn and probably colonized it. That's a good sign. The plant needs that relationship for protection from other insects.

It also dawned on me [duh] that the horns form at the base of leaves. I had some misguided idea that they were seed pods. Wonder how long it takes them to bloom? Wonder if I can grow them from seed? Wonder if I do, what I'll do with them?

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
Zone 10
27.0 N, 82.4 W

Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!

  • Follow-Ups:
    • RE: Ants
      • From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement