Monday, September 02, 2013

Labor Day in the garden

Today I celebrated Labor Day by spending the day working in the garden.  After two months away, is going to take some time to bring everything under control.  Today I filled out three garbage containers of cuttings and weeds.  (I have a couple of more days to go)
 
I relocated my St. Francis statue to the back of the garden and I was rewarded with all these rain lilies. (Someone up there liked the move)


 

Firebush (Hamelia Patens) this plant is not the best looking plant in my garden and the flowers are nothing to talk about, but if you want to attract butterflies and bees this is the one.

Firebush is native plant to South Florida and is popular with landscapers, the plant is aggressive and needs trimming a couple of times a year, but it blooms most of the year.

 

4 comments:

Ami said...

wow, those rain lilies are amazing! It is wonderful to see them blooming in mass.

Elizabeth (eli) said...

I love rain lilies ~ and yours around the statue are just beautiful! And I agree with you about the firebush - great for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Here in central Florida we will usually get one or two good frosts that requires them to be cut back "hard" each spring so I don't have to worry about trimming them through-out the year.

freda johnsons said...

Hmmmmm., nice thing about rail lilies,,,,,,,,,,,,


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Ela, Poland said...

Amazing place, I love colors....