We will be moving into the summer solstice today at 6:34 p.m. ET. This is the annual moment at which the sun is the highest it ever gets in the sky. It also means that the dog days of summer will be following and here in South Florida that is hot. I am talking blow torch burning on your skin when the wind blows hot, or jumping up and down barefooted on the asphalt, running quickly in the opposite direction shouting “aye, aye, aye,” hot.
So I as look back at spring, how did my garden grow? In this article, I will show you some pictures.
My most favorite plant that bloomed this Spring was my Jade vine. I have had it for some time growing on a trellis and this was the first time that it bloomed. It does take some time to bloom as its trunk needs to reach 3/4″ in diameter before blooming begins. It is considered a rare plant probably because of its turquoise flower and probably because it is only found in the Philipines which is under threat from deforestation. It is a robust climber that needs a sturdy support and it produces large chains of turquoise flowers over a foot in length in spring. Talk about spectacular. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Click on the pictures to reveal a manual Slide Show
Jade Vine “buds”
Jade Vine “petals”
Here are some of the other flowers that bloomed this spring.
Click on pictures to reveal manual slide show
White Bird of Paradise
Canna Lily pods
Heliconia Lobster Claw
Rainbow Created While Watering Orchids on my Tree
I find Beauty in Nature
Which feeds my Soul
And makes by Spirit Soar