Thursday, May 15, 2008

May bloom day at the DragonFly garden

May bloom day is here, and the colors in the garden are looking good after a few days of rain.

The Orange Bougainvillea is looking good this week

My favorite flower the Hollyhocks are blooming everywhere

This wild orchid surprised me with flowers this week.

The white Pentas are ready for the bees.

The Dragon Wind Begonia is adjusting well to a new location in the garden

A beautiful pink rose

The Zinnias are hanging in there before they disappear for the summer

The flowers on this Coleus are as beautiful as the plant.

My new Moss Roses, they are great ground cover

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

Absolutely fabulous display of blooms, you sure do have some beautiful colours there.
Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Beautiful plants and colors. I love that color of Hollyhock. At one time (in Canada) I had one that was such a deep purple it was almost black, it was gorgeous.

Layanee said...

Great pictures and I am so glad to hear that the butterflies are free!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I can see why the hollyhock is your favorite. It's beautiful!

tina said...

Your cosmos disappear in the summer? That is when ours take center stage. You have a lovely rose! And the pentas surely look ready for the bees.

Frances, said...

Hi Rusty, your flowers look so luscious. And even writing the phrase, "The wild orchids surprised me with flowers", is miraculous. Your garden looks very inviting and lush. Your cosmos look a lot like the little zinnias here, one of our favorites for season long color. The hollyhocks are sensational. Thanks for all the great photos.

Frances at Faire Garden

Jane Marie said...

Beautiful color on that hollyhock. Lately I've been loving them again after a few years away from planting them. I see I need to plan for next year.

rusty in miami said...

Thank you all for the nice comments, Frances thanks for the heads-up you are correct they are not Cosmos they are Zinnias

Carol said...

Hi Rusty. I love the virtual visit to Miami, where you always have something in bloom!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Green thumb said...

Dear Rusty, your garden looks beautiful adorned with such lovely blooms! I am again surprised to see the similarity in our garden blooms.
Best Wishes

gintoino said...

WOW! That's a tropical garden you have there rusty. I absolutely love that hollyhooks, so much nicer than the ones we have here.

Matt and Jen said...

Hi Rusty! I'm very impressed with your Pentas. I tried to grow some from seed this year and failed miserably. Yours are looking fabulous. Oooh, love the moss roses too! -Jen :)

Rhonda said...

First..thanks for commenting on my blog. I moved from Sebastian (near Vero Beach) just two years ago & I am sooo impressed with your garden and the types of plants you grow..it is so unusual to see such a variety where you garden..kudos..keep it up..
PS Hollyhocks...yummm..one of my faves too.

Meems said...

You've got hollyhocks! Next year- they are on my list of flowers to acquire. Great blooms, Rusty.
Glad somewhere it is raining in Florida. We haven't had one drop in over 4 weeks... makes the garden very thirsty.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

My mom always taught me to pinch the flowers off the Coleus, but after seeing yours, I'll be leaving them on. Your Begonia is so gorgeous, I think I might have to do a hanging basket this year.
BTW - I'm so excited for you that you have Swallowtail caterpillars. I would love to have a chrysalis, but I never seem to get any caterpillars.

Surya said...

I really love your garden. Your garden is getting more beutiful from day to day. Great color.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How nice that you ha some rain Rusty, your garden looks nice and lush now. Love those Hollyhocks, they are very pretty and I am amazed at how good your roses are doing. Well done you!

BTW the Coleus in flower looks very pretty too, I've never seen them in flower before. Here they are houseplants.

Nicole said...

The colors on the orchids, hollyhocks and bougainvillea are superb!