Thursday in the Garden


The Pokeweed. We had mentioned something about eating it and someone mentioned they thought it was toxic. So we sort of thought we should explain. It's only safe to eat at certain times (early Spring) and you have to wash it like a bazillion times. Mom said she would only eat it if her friend was the one that harvested it and prepared it. He is older than her and has been eating it for years so she knows he knows what he is doing. But during the Depression lots of people in the South ate it to survive and from what Mom understands that is about the only reason you would eat it. 

Violets this picture turned out pretty good. Now if only Mom can remember how she did it.

Confederate Jasmine we wish we had more of it. It doesn't get cold enough here for the Asian Jasmine to bloom.

All these pictures are from April. Mom planted a few new pots, they are really big and luscious now.

Angel Wing Begonia. 



Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

I have been pulling up all kinds of pokeweed seedling this year. Its like an invasion, LOL!
You have some lovely plants! Most are too 'tender' to grow here in our zone 5/6.

pilch92 said...

Beautiful blooms. Thank you for the tour. XO

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

A lot of our tropicals have to live in the greenhouse in the winter.

Millie and Walter said...

Your plants and flowers look so pretty!