Central Florida is having absolutely, magical weather. It was 84 degrees yesterday, perfect for lazing about outside, enjoying a glass of iced tea. There's no lack of blooms for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, so I'll begin with some of the roses that are flowering...
Belinda's Dream Rose
Clair Matin Rose
Queen Elizabeth Rose
Red Cascade Climbing Rose
My smallest Sasanqua Camellia shrubs have an abundance of blooms...
This beauty is from a larger Sasanqua.
The Black Eyed Susan Vine has been in bloom for months. Some of our neighbors have gathered seeds from her, so perhaps there will be offspring to enjoy next year in our vicinity.
I bought this ginger in spring, unlabeled. Turned out to be a Costus spicatus, common name, Indian Head Ginger.
A Tibouchina in the midst of the shade garden.
I cut these plants down to the ground, at the end of summer. They were a ragged mess, but they've returned beautifully. Salvia guaranitica, 'Black and Blue'.
While I was taking the photo above, a couple of our resident Sandhill Cranes came strolling down the road...
There's always a lot blooming here, and I never get around to sharing the Impatiens that are roaming around the shade garden, but they're important too.
Plants like the New Zealand Tea Tree, with their tiny rose-like blooms, are also overlooked.
Then there's begonias, often ignored too, but deserving of recognition. This large potful has returned faithfully, year after year. She gets moved about, brightening up whatever corner of the garden I place her in.
I hope everyone is having a great week, whether gardening or planning next years garden. Happy GBBD. Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see blooms from around the world.