Friday, March 14, 2008

March bloom day

In March, the DragonFly garden is in transition from the mild Florida winter weather to the heat of summer. The temperatures in the past week have reached the low eighties and the plants are beginning to feel the heat and are in need of more water. Unfortunately, we are in the midst of a drought and are allowed to water only once per week.
This beautiful miniature yellow orchid thrives among my Plumeria tree and bloomed this week.


The Plumeria tree itself is blooming--a sure sign that spring has arrived in the tropics.

I purchased this vine at BJ’s; unfortunately, it did not have a nametag. If any one recognizes the plant and can provide its name, please let me know. (Gorgeous flower, huh?)

This is my Canna's first flower of the year.

The white Pentas are doing well and like the warmer weather.

Pink Dragon Wing begonia

The Impatiens and Viola are looking a little tired from the early spring heat.

Sorry, I know I am a day early but I will be away this weekend and don’t want to miss my favorite posting of the month.

21 comments:

Carol said...

Gorgeous orchids, and all your flowers do look bright and summery.

I am sorry to hear about your drought and hope that it ends soon so you can give your plants the water they'll need to get through the summer.

Thanks for joining us for bloom day. We can always count on blooms in your south Florida garden!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Cabs said...

Wow..this looks beautiful. A drought already this year? I am sorry!! I hoe you get some rain soon. I do wish I could send some your way!
Carol (up in cold riany Massachusetts)

lintys said...

No need to apologize for posting a day early. Every day is a good day for beautiful flowers!

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for welcoming me to Blotanical!

Frances, said...

Rusty, your orchids are exquisite, what a good idea to grow them on the plumeria, a real tropical statement. We love the pentas also, annuals here in TN, they attract so many butterflies and hummingbirds and bloom for such a long period. Thanks for showing us all the great color in your garden
Frances at Faire Garden

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty, Love yor beautiful orchids. and all your flowers are doing well in the drought.

I have just come in from watering my garden, were also in drought and allowed to water twice a week. Tuesday and Saturday between 8pm and 10pm.by hand held hose,were in Autumn still having very high temps 36.37 38c =100f today we had 40=104f tomorrow forcast 41c. its hard keeping the water up to the plants...

gintoino said...

WOW! Great blooms. I love that orchid. And the Plumeria. And the unknown vine, and...and...and...They are all beautiful!

Sherry at the Zoo said...

What gorgeous blooms! It's hard to imagine that you are heading into the heat of summer and we are still feeling the chill of winter.

Thanks for visiting my blog and the words of encouragement for my first bloom day post.

Sherry from the Zoo

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Tropical flowers are so vibrant and the ones you posted didn't let us down.

Nicole said...

That yellow orchid is just exquisite! I also love the plumeria, one of my favorite flowers. And yes, the known bloom is gorgeous, too, I want one! I know the great feeling of when you buy something and it turns out to be such a success.

Meems said...

Rusty- WOW. What a delicious orchid- so bright and summery. Never have been a big fan of cannas except every time I see yours... it makes me reconsider... they are really nice!
Wasn't that cool weather last week perfect? Not much more of it to come sadly. Happy spring!
Meems@ Hoe&Shovel

Gail said...

The orchids are beautiful as are the rest of your flowers...

Happy Bloom Day.

Gail
clay and limestone

Bonnie said...

Wow, you're cannas are already blooming? Amazing. And those first few photos are just stunning. Enjoyed the tour, thanks.

Daniel Mount said...

Well R\usty i must say I thought we were ahead of the gardening curve here in the PAcific northwest but i can see at Dragonfly Garden things are a little different. Beautiful plants. Daniel

Melanie said...

Hi Rusty, I'm so glad you came by and visited my blog. Your plant choices are ones that I would choose too. They are all so lovely!

Salix Tree said...

Wow, those yellow orchids are wonderful! Must be nice in Florida during the winter. You have some rich and gorgeous color in your spring garden.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Your flowers look great for being in a drought. (Are your biceps getting big from hauling those buckets of shower water out to the garden?) The Begonia is especially beautiful.

kate said...

Your yellow orchids are so pretty - as is the Plumeria tree. What beautiful blooms!

Your mystery vine looks as if it is in the morning glory family. Those blooms are lovely with the incredible interior markings. I hope your weekend went well!

Surya said...

Great bloom day. Thanks for colorful photos..
Goodluck

shirl said...

Oh Wow, lovely to see so much colour in the garden :-)

It is fantastic to see what is in your Florida garden at the moment as I look out to mine in Scotland with crocus and narcissi in bloom. Love the orchids :-D

Catherine said...

Beautiful flowers!! Your mystery vine is gorgeous and reminds me of the morning glory vine family ~
Convolvulaceae (kon-VOLV-yoo-lus)
Heres a link so you can check and see what you think
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/66/
Hope this helps! Let me know if it is you're vine!!
Have a great week!
Cat

Sarah Laurence Blog said...

Wow, flowers are amazing in Florida! It's even more colorful than England. I'm a late poster to bloom day.