Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back in the garden after a two weeks vacation

Yesterday we came home from a two-weeks vacation on Sanibel Island, before I left; I moved all the plants in containers to the shade, set the automatic sprinklers on and crossed my fingers.













Two weeks for a garden in the tropics is a lifetime, as you can see everything is overgrown and plenty of weeds to keep me busy for a couple of weeks. I was surprised that most plants made it without any problems. I lost a couple of annuals but it was nice to see new bromeliads and orchids blooming, and plenty of rain lilies (according to my neighbor it rained everyday)











I harvested another banana tree today, one more to go.



7 comments:

FlowerLady said...

What lushness and beauty you came home to. Enjoy puttering in your gardens now that you are home.

FlowerLady

Antique ART Garden said...

I want your banana tree. I eat them everday, for a good 40 + years. I need that tree !

sherryocala said...

See, you didn't need to worry about the garden. That was a good plan to leave them in the shade, but with rain everyday I guess you didn't need to set the sprinklers. But if you hadn't...

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sweetbay said...

I love those pink rain lilies. They are beautiful.

NanaK said...

Sanibel is one of my favorite places in Florida. Lucky you! Glad to see your garden fared well while you were gone. Those rain lilies are stunning. Weeds. Ugh.

Susan said...

Glad to see your garden made it okay while you were away relaxing at the beach. Welcome back!