Central Florida is still experiencing spring like weather, which is not always our norm in April. We often go straight from winter, to summer heat and humidity, in a blink of an eye. I'm enjoying it while it lasts! It's bloom day, so here's what's blooming...
'Night Beacon', Daylily.
Another early blooming Daylily, 'Challenger'.
This is an old, hardy Amaryllis...I've always known it as 'Johnson's' Amaryllis, but some refer to it as 'St. Joseph's Lily'. This is one of the South's pass-along plants.
Another pass-along plant, this pink Crinum has been blooming awhile, and will continue for a few more weeks. This plant has become hard to find, with the loss of our small, local nurseries.
Roses and Salvia
Clematis are just beginning to bloom...
This one, a little ahead of the rest...
Serissa foetida, with it's diminutive flower and leaves is a dainty shrub.
A common succulent, Ghost Plant.
Black-Eyed Susan Vine is making it's return.
Confederate Jasmine blooms have begun to perfume the air with their lovely scent.
Many plants in my gardens are just beginning to show color...like these French Hydrangeas.
'Red Cascade' Rose is also just beginning...
First blooms in 'Black and Blue' Sage
Also the first of many Zinnias to bloom...
Gaura lindheimeri, pink, which I haven't planted in three years! I have about a dozen white ones, which return each year, but the pinks never over wintered for me. Well, one finally returned...
English Dogwood, or Mock Orange. I've had these nearly thirty years, but over time they've become too shaded. Next winter, I'll dig some clumps out and relocate them to a sunnier area.
Just a bud, but one I look forward to every spring, Agapanthus, Lily-Of-The-Nile, by any name...beautiful.
Happy GBBD to all...enjoy spring, and if you'd like to see more blooms visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.