Tikorangi notes 26/2/2010

February 26, 2010 Monarch caterpillars and butterflies – a safer mid-life obsession than buying a Harley-Davidson.

February 26, 2010 Flowering this week: Justicia carnea (the candlewick bedspread of the plant world).

February 26, 2010 In the Taranaki garden – garden tasks and hints for the coming week.

There are good reasons why we are always green in Taranaki. In this case it was summer rain yesterday morning – around 10cm in a very short space of time. The water disappears nearly as quickly as it arrives and within ninety minutes of taking this photo, the sun was shining again and the flood waters had receded entirely.

2 thoughts on “Tikorangi notes 26/2/2010

  1. Alastair

    Do you have any other varieties of Justicia other than Justicia carnea and how much inc freight to Tauranga is Justicia carnea. Perhaps someone may know where they can be obtained



    1. Abbie Jury Post author

      I regret we are not producing any justicias commercially, though we have pink, white and yellow ones in the garden. I don’t know whether anyone is producing them these days – I haven’t seen them offered for sale in recent times.

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