Saturday, November 15, 2008

GBBD is here again

A great day for gardeners bloggers bloom day! This morning, I went out to the garden with my camera. The weather was perfect and the flowers were looking good.

New this month in the garden--hibiscus in this gorgeous yellow-orange color.

I am giving hibiscus a second try. I could not resist the color of these flowers but this time, I am planting them in containers hoping they will do well.

I am told the celosia plant is a heavy reseeder. I hope I won't regret this choice later.

The orchids bordering my front walkway


The ground orchids continue to be in full bloom

This miniature orchid, from my orchid rehab center, is blooming for the second time this year.

Tricolor Ti plant

Yellow Lantana

Pentas


Powderpuff tree continues to bloom beautiful puffy flowers.

The White Bird of Paradise

Bolivian sunset are blooming for the winter

Blue daze in a hanging basket. Is this color amazing, or what?!

16 comments:

Mother Nature's Garden said...

How wonderful for you. I must admit. I am having pangs of jealousy.

marmee said...

very nice blooms, i really love the orange hibiscus.

Darla said...

I love the blue daze, you know that. The powderpuff tree looks like a Mimosa. The Hibiscus are beautiful and the Celosia, you will not be disappointed with the feathers........it will go and grow everywhere. When the feathers dry they will be filled with tiny black seeds, where ever they land they grow! I just pull them up and through them in the woods and they grow there. Great for seed exchange.

Gail said...

The orange hibiscus is fantastic....but you already know that...I just had to tell you! Have you always gardened in Florida...I am trying to imagine after gardening here where orchids are not happy in the garden then one day moving to a place where they would line the sidewalk! Hard to imagine! Gail

Nancy said...

Beautiful, as always!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Uh oh, after reading your post I have a serious case of orchid envy! ;-) And I love those powderpuff flowers; they are fun.

Happy GBBD!

Frances said...

Hi Rusty, yes, you do inspire orchid envy with me every winter. Thinking about a walk lined with them, and the bromeliads you can use as garden accents does stir those green feelings! :-) I love your new additions from Fairchilds? garden. The words Plant Sale ignite a fire within this gardener's heart! The orange hibiscus, and everything you have shown, proves you do live in paradise.
Frances

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Rusty, Very nice color! I have an orange hibiscus that is about 4 feet tall now and has the very same color blooms all over it. I want to get some of that Celosia too for my back natural area... I won't mind if it reseeds back there.

The ground orchids are really fabulous aren't they?
Meems

Anonymous said...

Rusty in Miami, lucky you! You have flowers of all colours in bloom in your garden. Even black :)) in your white bird of paradise with its deep grey or blackish spathe, right?

tina said...

I think I am repeating only what everyone else has said on here, that orange hibiscus is awesome! Love the true orange color of it. So neat.

Cheryl said...

I am so envious of all those lovely tropical plants......you have a beautiful garden, full of colour......

Wicked Gardener said...

Really nice blooms - I love your gound orchids.

Nicole said...

You have a stunning array of blooms. Love the hot orange hibiscus. Celosia was a common cottage garden flower in the Caribbean when I was a child, ubiquitously called "cockcomb". Its so rare here, now. Just cut the spent blooms and of course it won't reseed. Do save seeds for next season. I actually planted a packet of seeds this weekend. The white bird of paradise is also striking.

Green thumb said...

Hi Rusty, we have so many blooms in common-Dracaena, yellow lantana, Powder-puff, Celosia...
I love your ground orchids and the blue daze hanging basket.
The orange Hibiscus is very vibrant!
Best Wishes

Brenda said...

Love them all. What a pretty garden you have and what a lot of work also; but so worth it.

gintoino said...

Beautiful selection of blooms rusty. The powderpuff tree, is that an Albizia?