Russelia

Inside the Spam Chest

Hi! I’ve been informed that the comments I make are going inside a spam folder, so if you’re wondering whether I’ve been making comments in your blog, the spam folder is the place to look. I didn’t know this sort of thing happened in WP, but apparently it does! The spam folder holds comments and…

Angelonia angustifolia

Angelonia angustifolia (Narrow-leaf Angelon)

Angelonia angustifolia (Narrowleaf Angelon) Aka Summer Snapdragon, or Boca de la Vieja,  is native to Mexico and the West Indies. The genus ‘Angelonia’ was once placed in the ‘Scrophulariaceae (figwort)’ family. It was then moved to the Plantaginaceae family. Blooms may be lavender, white, pink, or purple.  It has become a popular garden plant, and ‘Angelonia’ as a genus is…

The Fountain Plant (Russelia equisetiformis)

Firecracker plant, Coral plant, Coralblow. It’s a multi-branched subshrub with slender, rushlike stems that are angled with ridges and leaves that are reduced to little more than small scales. The wiry branches start out erect then fall over to cascade down in lengths as long as 4 ft (1.2 m). The Fountain Plant is native to Mexico. It has…