Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friday’s Blooms

The South Florida Fall season is here, is difficult to tell by looking at the thermostat. The mornings are a little cooler but by midday the temperatures are in the high eighties. A sure sign that fall is here, is no more rainy days. It has been more than a week since the last time it rained.
There are certain plants that thrive during our dry season; the bougainvilleas are a perfect example.

I have a love hate relationship with bougainvilleas, love the flowers hate the maintenance, my solution “containers”

Also thriving in the dry season is the Mexican flame vine.

This is a transition time for some plants, it’s the beginning of the blooming season for some, and others are done for the year.

My wild orchids don’t like the cooler mornings so these flowers should be the last for this year.

The plumeria is another hot weather plant that is usually done by this time.

That’s it for this week, I am not working in the garden this weekend, it’s my wife’s birthday on Saturday and she expects my undivided attention the entire weekend, which will include some dining out, some entertainment and gifts.

I hope you all have a FUN and SAFE Halloween.


Corner Gardener Sue said...

Your blooms sure are pretty! They look exotic to me, as I live in zone 5b.

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely flowers. Love the Mexican Flame - the colour is gorgeous. Have a lovely birthday celebration.

Darla said...

Beautiful blooms, we are hitting near record highs here in North Florida. Any tips on the Bougainvillea? Min in in the ground, requires constant pruning and never has has color since the first year we planted it! Have fun with your wife celebrating her Birthday!!

Nicole said...

Lovely pics of three of my favourite flowers-bougainvillea, Mexican flame vine and plumeria. Have a fun weekend.

keewee said...

Thank you for the lovely blooms. Mine are almost all gone.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Lucky gardener! I had to get on a coat to go out for some photos this morning.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Lucky gardener! I had to get on a coat to go out for some photos this morning.

MARLENE said...

Love love love your blog, can't wait to show it to my hubbie.