Yesterday we returned from our yearly two week summer vacation to Sanibel Island. As usual, my family and I had a great time at the beach. I worried about my unattended garden left behind; this year I did not have a dog sitter at home to take care of the plants, so they were on their own.
This is what I found when I returned yesterday, overgrown grass, monster weeds and several plant casualties. Overall I expected worse, but I was told that Miami had many rainy days over the two weeks I was away. (We were lucky; we only had one rainy day while we were at the west coast of Florida)
One happy surprise was these white blooming orchids.