Saturday, January 11, 2014

What's Blooming in Our Garden

Hi everyone, how is the weather in your neck of the woods?  Snowing, icy, hot, rainy, in So'Flo (South Florida) the skies have cleared and the rains have stopped.  Unfortunately just north of us the folks in Jupiter, Hobe Sound and West Palm Beach, are inundated with flood waters from the past two days of rain.  Be safe everyone up there and wishing you well.  

This morning's surf session at Pompano Beach :)
Nothing doing, just a great beach day!

Just wanted to share with you what is blooming in our garden since it's an absolutely beautiful today!
Amaryllis bulb blooming, firespike (odontonema strictum)
and the beehive ginger in bloom.

Some our orchids in bloom

Rhynchostylis gigantea alba & a staghorn fern that showed up
one day on our palm...should I remove it? 

Rhynchostylis gigantea 'spots' x rhyn. gigantea 'spots' & an
'lost tag' dendrobium

From the top left: our vegetable garden, a fav spot of mine in our
backyard & costa ginger blooms that hummingbirds visit for nectar.

Alocasia 'portora', a collection of bright color in a blue glazed pot & one of my fav's, an anthurium 'chocolate beauty'
Wishing you all a very wonderful weekend!  Sending you warm tropical wishes from this
gardening gal's So'Flo yard!
Happy Gardening and Best Wishes,


  1. It is a totally beautiful day here just north of you. We had a little rain earlier, but nothing like the other night. Things are doing well in the gardens and the cardinals were chirping their sweet tune this morning.

    You have some exquisite orchids. Some of mine are just sending up flower spikes. :-)

    I'm looking forward to some time well spent in the gardens, hanging out laundry to dry in the sunshine, etc.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

    1. Sounds so delightful to be in your neck of the woods Lorraine! Can't wait to see what surprises com from the flower spikes! Hope you are staying safe & dry with this awful rain!

      Best wishes,

  2. Cardinal flower = odontonenum strictum ??? I would call those Firespike. Common Names are so hard because anything can be called anything I guess.

    The Cardinal Flowers I have are the FLORIDA NATIVE Lobelia cardinalis

    1. Hello and thank you for stopping by! Yes you're correct, the odontonenum strictum's common name is 'firespike' and the 'cardinal flower' is our lovely Florida native lobelia cardinalis. Thank you for catching my typo, not sure what I was thinking there but common names can be quirky. If you think about it, how many "shooting star" plants are there in the world, a lot! Good thing I put the botanical name. :) Wishing you a great weekend!

      Happy Gardening & Best wishes,