Cocoplum shrubs are everywhere in Southwest Florida, and the fruit is high in vitamin C.
Tasty trailside nibbles, cocoplums are often found near water. Click here for a cocoplum jam recipe.
Naples Botanical Garden Littoral Zone
Ananas comosus (pineapple)
Twice as many melons swell on the vine this summer, and they need support before the all-you-can-eat buffet opens for insects on the ground. Click here to see last year’s crop, and stay tuned for a new and improved hosiery hammock/trampoline design…
From short, anxious runners wrangled from the edges of a 3×5 ft raised bed back in May, to scores of tenacious tendrils gripping a homemade bamboo trellis, one flower that took to paintbrush IVF turned out delicious. Continue reading
The melon above sat on the ground just long enough for something to bore a pencil sized hole into the outer rind. Now suspended, hopefully that’ll be the last visitor until havest. More hammocks…