Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

All Aglow

As the late afternoon sun shines on my garden at an angle, certain plants just light up with a gorgeous glow. These three plants are all in close proximity to each other, and they seem to come alive as they are drenched in soft autumn sunlght.

This bromeliad is part of a larger patch. Iwish I had a better picture that shows the entire bunch. During the day they are a deep burgundy color but once the sun shines on them they just burst into a vibrant glow of color. I love looking at them and find myself taking frequent glances, as they are located outside my back porch and I can see them from the kitchen and patio.

This poinsettia is more subtle than the bromeliads but very beautiful in its own way. As you can see the flower is not the only part of this plant that is red.


Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Susan, I do love this time of year and the angle of the sun. It's soft and gentler than any other season. Yet it lights up all the foliage in the garden in the most exciting way. I can see why you find yourself glancing at the sunlit plants and flowers... they are very lovely.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are lovely, as are the plants. Is that poinsettia outdoors?

Darla said...

Wonderful. I just enjoyed your older posts as well. Your garden is beautiful!

Susan said...

Meems...You're right, the sun is definitely softer at this time of year. I just love it!

Nancy...Yes, that pointsettia is outdoors and the brackets are starting to turn red just in time for Christmas. Hopefully the temps won't dip to low, so I can enjoy it through Christmas.

Darla...Hi, and welcome! Always glad to hear from another Floridian. I will be checking out your blog.

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