Discussion about amaryllis and coffee plants
I received a phone call about amaryllis plants and how the wet hot weather has made it difficult to keep them on their proper growth time. We agreed that the weather and time of year will keep our little friends from being floppy-leafed beauties.
Then we came to the subject of my three coffee trees. They are the offspring of my original tree from many years ago and they grow out in back of my house, nicely sheltered from the north winds.
Not only do they produce great coffee, but they are handsome, with deep green foliage and multiple, striking white flowers that grow on the top part of each branch like little white candles.
And, they produce fruit! Both the squirrels and I fancy the fruit that encapsulates the coffee bean. Not only is it very tasty, but it also will give you little extra jolt — or so it seems to me when I taste them.