Saturday, February 18, 2017

Is spring-cleaning time in the garden!!!

For the last two weekends I been clearing, cutting and cleaning the garden beds.  First on the list were the bromeliads in the front of the house.  I love bromeliads, but the yearly job of cutting the old plant and replanting the pops is my least favorite gardening task.  After a day of cutting and replanting you are left with scars all over the arms and legs, a painful remainder that these plants are beautiful but dangerous.

Filled four containers of dead plants

This weekend, I started on the back garden; I have a couple of more weeks ahead to finish the entire garden. In South Florida we have to do one of this type of cleanup once a year and winter is the best time weather wise.  Sometime in the middle of the summer I would need to go back and do another less intrusive job, mostly cutting back some of the trees.  Gardening in the tropics is a year around business.  

What's new in the garden
Most of the bougainvilleas are in full bloom, this one is my favorite. 

A new white Hibiscus followed me home from Home Depot this week  

The orchids are also doing well this winter, I am getting more flowers this year.

The first Plumeria flowers of the year, they are a little early this year.