The riot of springtime blooms is now giving way to the returning heat and humdity of summer. There are still plenty of plants tough enough to standup to a Florida summer, and keep on blooming but Spring takes first place for the sheer volume of blooms. Or, perhaps it just seems that way following the winter months.
Blooming in the month of May are:
Fourth of July rose
Peace lily and impatiens Lotus begonia
A close up of the Lotus begonia
The caladiums are back. The peacock ginger in the background will soon be disappearing.
The Dancing Lady orchid
A closeup of the Dancing lady and vanda orchid
And, not quite a flower but a fruit, a lemon boy tomato - yum!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
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I WANT THAT BEGONIA! Wow. It is stunning. Where in the world can I find one or two?
Yummy tomato... I am so thrilled with fresh tomatoes from the garden.
Lotus begonia?? Ihave never heard of it. It must be a tropical plant. I love the leaves on it too.
Meems...You would think we would be used to it by now. Lots of trees do help though. I got that begonia from a neighbor and it is really "special." Her's was about 5 feet tall. I just love it. I would be happy to mail you a couple of leaves to see if you can get it started, if you like. If so, send me your address via my email: smyers25 at tampabay.rr.com
Lisa...It is really a neat plant - both the leaf and the flower. That's not often that both are special.
Susan: Do you think it's possible it could survive the mail? That would be so fabulous!
Meems...I will overnight it to you, but we'll need to do it soon.
Behind your Lotus Begonia is that dark pink stuff Cordyline? It kinda looks like it. I have some and it's not doing too well.
Welcome, Catlover. That pink plant is a Ti plant that belongs to my neighbor. He has a large bed of them.
Thanks, Ti plant is in the Cordyline family. I thought that's what it was. I have a burgundy one. I have read so many different things about it I can't decide if it does best in the sun or in part shade. I'm in Mississippi, so I relate to ya'lls temperatures. I would love to get some pieces from you sometime, my favorite part of gardeing is propigating leaves and stems.
I love yours and Meem's blogs. I am just getting into blogging and trying to figure out how everything works. Someday when I get the hang of it maybe I'll start a gardening blog like ya'll's.
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