Monday, September 19, 2011

Your Fall our Spring

For those of us gardening in the Southern tip of the Florida peninsula is Spring time!!!!!! and time to get to work in the garden.
This weekend I stopped by my local Home Depot looking for annuals to color up my garden for the winter. There were not many choices, I planted this vincas in front of the house, where they'll get plenty of afternoon sun.

I got this bromeliad a couple of years ago at the annual Ramble plant sale at Fairchild Garden. I totally forgot I had it, and this weekend I found this bloom among all my bromeliads.
Is that time of the year when we can enjoy our gardens at night. This weekend I added these miniature Japanese lantern lights to the back deck, I want to garden at night (is that crazy?), as the days get shorter during the winter there is very little daylight left when I get home from work. My plans are to add more solar lights throughout the backyard.

4 comments:

Darla said...

We do have more of a fall and winter here in North Florida than you do. Although it's a great time for us to garden too! Love that bromeliad bloom.

Rainforest Gardener said...

That's a rather apt description of springtime in South Florida, especially when it comes to the edibles. I love your outdoor space and the Aechmea 'Del Mar' too by the way.

Antique ART Garden said...

I love your lanterns, jsut love them. Everything is so neat and tidy out there, unlike my messy garden.

NanaK said...

Enjoy your springtime under your garden lights. Great way to extend the time you can be out there.