Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Moss Rose, perfect for South Florida summer gardens.


This weekend was a perfect gardening weekend in South Florida. The weather was ideal, sunny, with the temperature in the high seventies, and the wind blowing in from the ocean. Not many of these days left for us before our torturous summer heat arrives.
I decided it was a perfect weekend to update my side garden, the one visible from both my living and dining rooms.
First, the fountain needed cleaning and the old impatiens were ready for the compost pile. I replaced them with pink Moss Roses, a perfect summer flower. I also did some pruning and weeding in this area--the type of gardening work that never seems to end. Now this area looks so much nicer, don't you think?
The Fire Dragon bush is looking radiant this weekend.
A few impatiens left in the shady corner of the garden
View of my side patio. You can see the beginning of my collection of juniper bonsais.
This is my Zen corner. Many a "deep thought" has been born here!
View from the back yard.
View from the dining room.

9 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Thanks for the tour around your garden Rusty. I can see that you have worked very hard and everything looks great. Love the fountain with the moss roses!

Vanillalotus said...

Very pretty. You have everything so neat and tidy. Are those pine bonsai or junipers? I like the bird houses you have hanging up. Everything is looking great over there.

Becky said...

Well I must say that i love the look of your beautiful garden.
The side patio is so welcoming!
And your Zen Corner makes me think of a very serene place to ponder!

You have a great view from your dining room. How nice! I'll be back to look around some more. You inspire me!

Brenda said...

You have made such a lovely, peaceful garden.

Cheryl said...

Lovely garden Rusty...I really like the zen corner....I love quiet places for contemplation.
I have enjoyed this garden journey.

Wicked Gardener said...

I planted moss rose in my pool garden because I was tired of replacing the orange begonias mid-season. Moss ross and vinca are my old favorites for Florida summers.

Jane Marie said...

I love moss rose. They're considered an annual here but they reseed themselves and volunteer in unusual places like crakcs in the driveway. It makes for a nice surprise.

Green thumb said...

Dear Rusty, found your blog thru Nicole's Carribean garden. I can see that there is a great similarity in plants found in my place and yours.
Love your garden design and your Zen corner looks very interesting!

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my gosh... your blog is simply gorgeous!!