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!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Speaks for Itself

Tabebuia Tree


Indian Hawthorne


Begonias




Louis Phillipe Rose


Orange Blossoms

Spring Bouquet


Crinum Lily


African Iris



12 comments:

keewee said...

It sure does speak for itself

Rusty in Miami said...

Same here, the Tab trees are gorgeous

Dani said...

Looks great!! I just love our spring.

ChrisCandJonJ said...

Your garden is beautiful.
Especially the crinum lily.

Susan said...

Keewee...Welcome! Spring is so beautiful that it really does speak for itself. I'll be over to check out your blogs.

Rusty...I saw your photo of your BIG beautiful Tabebuia. They are stunning trees. By the way, are you a Miami Dolphin fan?

Dani...Me too!

Chris and Jon...Welcome and thank you. I dropped over to your blog for a couple of minutes and were delighted to see you're here in Florida. Yippee, I can hardly wait to check out all your blogs. Come again.

BrightHaven Becca said...

Hey! I have that Louis Philippe rose. It's my best bloomer. I recognized it in the photos right away. Mine stands about five feet high and blooms profusely most of the year. It just finished up its two month sabbatical and is back to its crazy pink self. I never knew the name for it.

Meems said...

Hey Susan,
We got some rain this morning! Woo-hoo! Hope ya'll did too.

This post is full of the feel of spring. All the colors and blooms just make me smile. I so love the tabebuia trees... a real stand out wherever it blooms. Your spring bouquet is so cheery. I just heard of the Louis Phillipe Rose when visiting a native nursery. I keep contemplating purchasing one from the Antique Rose Emporium(I think that's the name). Does yours live in full sun or partial? Do you recommend it for its seemingly ease of growing.

I'm also wondering why your African Iris has a different shaped flower than mine. Sorry so many questions.
Beautiful post.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Susan said...

Brighthaven...My Louis Phillippe just started to rebloom too. It is in a place where I can see it from the family room and kitchen and I love looking at it. It's a great old-fashion rose.

Meems...Glad to hear you got some rain too. Even a little is a big help. Do purchase yourself a Louis Phillippe (a/k/a Cracker rose). It is one of the best for blooming in partial shade/partial sun. Mine is located between trees on both sides and gets a few hours of mid-day sunlight and it blooms great. I purchased mine from an antique rose nursery in Howey-in-the-Hills but they are no longer there. You may be able to get one from - oh now I can't remember the name. It's a nursery in Eustis. I'll look it up and post a new comment.

I don't know what to tell you about the African iris. My mom always comments about how much larger the flowers are. I don't think it is a different variety. We have a lot of phosphate in our soil and I think that's what makes both the plant and flower larger. I never noticed that the shape of the flower was different. I'll compare it to yours.

Susan said...

Meems...Wow, the African iris do have a different shape. I will have to compare mine to my mom's and sisters, too. Same coloration but there are some differences.

The name of the nursery in Eustis is Seminole Springs Herbs & Roses. They do have the Louis rose there in 2 gal. pots for $15.95. Here is the link: http://www.rosesandherbs.com/mm5/merchant.mvc

BrightHaven Becca said...

Our Louis Philippe gets a good bit of afternoon sun-so it does well with sun also. Any tips on cuttings? I would love to have several of them all around the yard.

Meems said...

Susan,
Thanks so much for the helpful information. If I knew where to put that Louis Phillipe I would snatch one right up. I have a feeling I'll come up with a solution eventually... it seems like a no-brainer to have in our Florida garden.

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