October 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day~October 2015~Central Florida

GBBD totally slipped my mind, until I turned on the computer this morning.  And what a morning it, breezy, just a delight.  I'm putting this post together at 3:30 and it's now 89 degrees.  In spite of our cooler mornings,  summer is still very much with us in Central Florida.  Fall has not had much affect on my plants,  just a few yellowing leaves, here and there in the shade gardens.  Here's a few blooms...

Saucer Magnolia

Clair Matin Rose

Pink Pet Rose

Knockout Roses

These are some of the cuttings I took a few months ago from my old garden roses, so happy to see one blooming already...

This is the 'mother plant'.

 A couple other blooms out front, then we'll go to the back...

Aloe, a hummingbird favorite.

Crown of Thorns

Jasmine, in the shade garden.

Blue Ginger, these blooms have lasted for months.

A lowly, but lovely, coleus bloom.


Clerodendrum Vine, just beginning to show color.

Another, on the fence, further along.

Sasanqua Camellia

The tree above has a beautiful bloom, a crepe paper look...

Sasanqua Camellia

Just one more camellia...

A couple more plants that seem to bloom all year round in my garden...Gloriosa Lily.


Common water hyacinth looks so much like a flower from a hyacinthus bulb.  It seemed as though the whole canal was blooming today, so even though it's not my bloom, I'll share the photo.

Happy gardening!


  1. Janice! Your flowers are so gorgeous! I love the Clair Matin rose and you are so clever to make slips of your old garden rose - They look so healthy, especially as one is flowering already. It is a gorgeous rose, so carefree and beautiful. I love how the blue ginger mixes in so well with the mauve of the coleus. The Clerodendrums are gorgeous as are the Sasanquas - yours are much further ahead than mine. I think just one is starting to open.

    Lovely as always.


  2. I always enjoy seeing photos of your lovely gardens and blooms. I 'love' the magnolia, and your camellias. I wonder if camellias will grow this far south? Hmmm.

    Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

  3. What a riot of color! Good to know your gloriosa lillies bloom all year. I have some blooming at staggered times, so maybe we'll get some more!
    Love seeing all of the beauty in your garden!

  4. Oh, your roses are spectacular! I can only dream.... and those camellias - I truly wish I could have those down here. I am still in love with your blue ginger too! The water hyacinths are just gorgeous, how lucky to have them in view and you didn't even have to do anything! lol Janice, your garden is just beautiful and very lovely photos!

  5. Love all that pretty pink in your garden -'perfect for the month of October (breast cancer awareness). Your garden looks like it was totally unaffected by the heat of summer. Just beautiful!