It has been a long couple of weeks of daily rain; tropical storm Hermine passed south of us but her effects lasted for days. Today is the first sunny day with no forecast of rain and this morning the rain lilies decided to make an appearance.
Not much gardening this week, the rain limited the time outside. I updated a couple of beds in the front of the house.
Update on Zika
Last week the Miami Beach botanical garden closed its door and decided to pull out all their bromeliad plants, the garden is located within the Zika designated area. This is worrisome for me; my garden is about 40% bromeliads. If this disease gets out of control I can see, how the state will mandate the removal of all bromeliad plants from local gardens. They did it before with citrus trees when canker threaten the citrus industry, this time the consequences are much more costly especially to unborn children.
So why am I planting more bromeliads? Because I don’t like to throw away any of my extra plants.
I hope you all have a peaceful and restful LABOR DAY.