To be a 'favorite' plant in Central Florida, you have to stand up to our heat and humidity. Daylilies always, and another is the White Gaura. I have it everywhere, so lovely when the breeze sets her in motion. Deadheading is simple, cut all the spent flowers at once, when they slow down, and it will repeat bloom beautifully. I've planted several of the pink variety, but they've never returned after winter. You just get so many chances in my garden, so, white it is from now on.
|Another gaura. tucked in on the left.|
My hydrangeas are changing from their beautiful spring blue to the mauves of summer. They are still setting a few new blooms, the gardener just needs to deadhead, and I will, right after I catch up on the roses.
The shade garden is the heart of the garden for me. To be present when the first rays of sunlight penetrate the canopy, and dust the leaves with golden sunshine, is quietude at its best.
Caladiums, hostas, coleus, curcumas, bleeding hearts, you name it, if it loves shade, I love it.
Just a few more blooms...
My only hibiscus plant.
I have several gardenias in the garden.
Pentas, always great for summer. Look closely, and you'll see a Gulf Fritillary butterfly enjoying them. Have a great day, whatever you're doing...hope it includes gardening.