Thursday, November 27, 2014


On this day I am thankful for family, friends and this beautiful garden that I’m able to share with all of you.  Thank you for your visits and comments.

Thanksgiving Day, blooms from the DragonFly Garden.
 This hibiscus is the latest addition to my collection, I could not resist bringing her home from Home Depot (I was there buying light bulbs)

This orchid was a surprised this week; this is the first time it blooms

Happy Thanksgiving  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Hummingbirds are back

The hummingbirds are back for the winter, this year we have more hummers than any other winter.   The combination of the powderpuff tree and the firebush has created a smorgasbord for hummingbirds.  Taking pictures of these little guys is not easy, but they are fascinating birds to watch.


Hummingbirds are not the only ones that like the firebush tree.

More pictures from my yellow Cassia tree.

This weekend I cleaned this corner of the garden and cut all the old Heliconias.  This is my favorite corner; I get a full view of the garden.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Color for the winter garden

This weekend I visited my local garden department at Home Depot.  I was looking for annual flowers to put some color in my winter garden.  There were not too many choices; I come home with New Guinea impatiens, pentas, marigolds and lantanas.  

 Don’t you hate when the plant you purchased is mislabeled?  This Hibiscus was supposed to have a peach color flowers.

I divided my African Iris today, after getting some tips from YouTube.  I hope it works. 

What’s blooming in the garden this week?

My yellow Cassia tree is in full bloom this week.  This tree is one of the most aggressive growing trees in my garden and it requires a lot of maintenance, but it’s worth it.