Like most Central Floridians, I've gotten my share (and more), of rain the past two weeks. By Wednesday, so says our weather service, we should start drying out. Hooray! Enough, already! Why? Because... I need to mow, my roses are a soggy mess, potted plants are drowning, and aphids are devouring several plants. Yes, I need to go outside and attend to those things, and that list doesn't even include weeding, which I am sorely behind on. Out of boredom, while it rained all morning long, I went shopping, and found this 'Christia Swallowtail' plant. I've only seen photos of it , in other folk's gardens, always wanted one.
It's such a happy looking plant, I had to grab two. My plan is to leave them in pots, bring them in this winter.
I got three 'Clerodendrum Pagoda' plants, Starshine.
Lastly, a ground orchid. I already have these in yellow and lavender.
This is what my 'wet world' looks like today, I'm sure if you're anywhere near me, yours looks the same.
Full sun gardens, but not today...
The okra has been over my head, for some weeks, still producing great.
I'm just hoping that the sweet potatoes are not staying too wet, I've never grown them before...don't want them to rot.
More new plants, these are the hydrangea cuttings that I took some weeks ago.
I potted them up between rains, a few days ago. I'll leave them here until late September, then I'll plant them in their new bed.
This little guy was in the roots of the hydrangeas. He's just starting to get his hind legs, so I left him in the bucket to finish growing. I kept the wire over him, because egrets and herons explore anything that looks like a bait bucket around here. They dined on our bait minnows, more than once, when we first moved here.
Other 'wet pets'...caladiums.
Rose of Sharon