Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Spring Equinox is a garden’s New Year

To our northern neighbors, the first day of spring is a big deal.  For those of us living in the sub-tropical 10b zone, is just another day, there is not much of a change in our fall/winter/spring weather. The garden on the other hand knows that is time to start a new year.  We don’t get the explosion of flowers that gardeners in colder climates get during spring time, but you know spring has arrived in South Florida when.  The mango trees are full flowers, the bougainvillea’s drop all their leaves and are full of bright colorful flowers, the yellow tab trees fills the streets with yellow flowers and our Royal Poinciana trees turn the landscape into a sea of orange and red.  
To honor the Spring Equinox I planted New Guinea Impatiens in my courtyard. 

This week at the DragonFly garden.

Here are some of the flowers in the garden this week.

My neighbor’s mango tree.

It has been a good winter for my orchids, I'm getting many blooms and more are on the way.

 Sometimes you win sometimes you lose, this is the mango tree I transplanted a few weeks ago, it did not make it.

My first grandchild Eric was born this week; both mother and child are doing great.  I can’t wait to take him out to play in the garden.


Anonymous said...

Great photos, Rusty! What is that orange-flowered vine on the trellis, a bougainvillea? It's lovely!


Deborah Raney said...

Congratulations on the new grandson! We have 7 now and they are a delight! I always enjoy your garden photos!