My neighbor Bob is at it again. He’s been planting and tending a big container garden up and down our South Philadelphia street for many years, and he’s gearing up for Spring and Summer, 2022. He gets his plants from all over and doesn’t know what a lot of them are until they come up. Others, like the lily pads, he brings back year after year. I made an attempt to identify the plants this year and had a little success. But this is just the beginning. He’ll be planting more as the months go on, creating a wonderful urban oasis in the midst of asphalt and the steamy sidewalks of a South Philly summer.
I think this is a Clementine tree
Corpse flower. This one is pollinated by flies and it STINKS when it’s in full bloom
I couldn’t identify the three remaining plants, although Google tried to tell me that the one below was grapes. I don’t know much, but I know these are definitely not grapes!
I thought this might be a chlamydia until a friend informed me that that was the name of a sexually transmitted disease and not a flower.
I am dying to see what this one looks like when it blooms. Maybe it is some kind of tulip.
If you’d like to see pictures of the garden in years gone by, press here.