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!

Monday, March 23, 2015

March Blooms

As I listen to the soft pitter patter of rain drops through the open window, I'm thankful for the much needed rainfall we're getting today. The grass was just starting to green up and now with the rain it's looking even better. After several bouts of brown patch (Zoysia grass is all new to me), I wasn't sure what it was going to look like come spring. But, not to worry, it is looking good.


On one of my many strolls through the garden this past Saturday I made an exciting discovery!  I always check the Milkweed for caterpillars, and today there they were . . . feasting away to their heart's content. Look at those two little guys just munching away!

Couldn't help but take one last photograph of my little Pygmy Fringe tree as its flower tassels are quickly being replaced by new leaves. It's such a delicate little blossom with a barely detectable scent!

 Just around the bend, the Nun's Orchid is rapidly opening her buds. She is in a container and gets center billing right smack in the middle of the shady garden pathway for now. Her flowers look like beautiful butterflies fluttering in the wind. The wind sure is hard on her foliage though!

Hope you're getting some of the raindrops from Heaven today!

1 comment:

Solitary Gardener said...

A walk through the garden is good for the soul isn't it? How can we not be uplifted when surrounded by all the beauty . . . and critter activity. I don't care how many caterpillars I've seen ~ spotting a new one always makes me happy.

Your Nun's orchid is an absolute beauty and very much deserving of that center billing!

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