Dis­cus­sion about amaryl­lis and cof­fee plants

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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.

‘Cash’ Cash­ion

Swamp Gar­dener

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