Sunday, May 15, 2016

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day May 2016

Back garden Mussenda 
 Yellow Mandevilla an extremely drought tolerant vine.

 Red Amaryllis in bloom a bit late this year.
 The first blooms on my Largerstromia Speciosa
 Orange Tecoma
My  Cassia Javanica finally bloomed 



Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. It has been hottttt and dry with still no rain in sight.  The sight of a dark cloud in the sky is like anticipating a drink of cool water on a very hot day.  Sigh.......
To see more blooming gardens please stroll over to Carol's at May Dreams Gardens  
Have a great week and please send us some rain.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Spring Fling May 01-02 2016

Yes I am doing another Spring Fling ! 
May Madness is in the air! Come purchase plants and gardening books, meet and talk plants with like minded people. Learn how to build a simple plant stand. Refreshments on sale.
The theme is SUNFLOWERS !
Check the FB page A Spring Fling . 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Whooo Hooo it rained today !

 A sight to behold this morning!

 I walked by these Spathiphyllums aka peace lily early one morning and did an about turn after smelling a beautiful perfume. I followed my nose and it led me to these. I never knew Spaths were scented.

 A new display stand I recently bought.
 My latest acquisition I don't exactly know how I will use it but I will figure something sooner or later. 

It rained today and I was elated. I called my mom to find out if she had rain as well and was told that it was bone dry on the south of the island. I do hope they get some later and I am trying not to be too happy! WHOOO HOOO ! 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Garden blogger's Bloom Day April 2016

 My three Pink cassia grandis trees are in bloom around the garden.
 These remind me of the Rosebuds you see along the roads in North and South Carolina and in Virginia.

Rosebud tree in South Boston Virginia.

 The water level in the ponds is low and am hoping for a day of rain to fill them.
 The sky clouded up yesterday, I got excited  and we got some badly needed showers.

Frangipani in bloom, the air is filled with its perfume.

 Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.  It has been Hotttt and dry. We are in drought mode and remain on water restrictions. This however has not stopped many of the drought loving trees and shrubs from bursting forth with their blooms. 
I have been growing some annuals for sale at the local farmer's market and have been designing and building space saving plant display units. 
 My gardener and I collaborated and we came up with this. We used recycled wood.
To see more blooming gardens please hop over to Carol's at May dreams gardens
Have a wonderful weekend and hoping we get some more rain. A special shout out to all local and regional gardeners!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Spring Fling

 An impromptu event to celebrate the season with gardeners and friends. Come get your Spring flowers ! Bring your friends and family for a day in the country ! Directions between the Rubis Gas Station and the St. Lucy Post Office.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day March 2016

We are now on water restrictions due to drought.
Euphorbia punicea  aka Jamaica poinsettia

Dwarf sunflowers

Adenium aka desert rose

Sabinea carinalis aka Pride of Dominica
Rondeletia leucophylla aka Panama rose

This is the season for Bougainvillea.

Heliconia rostrata
This is the national fruit of Jamaica and is used in their national dish Ackee and salt fish.
 Hello and welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. We are still in a drought and water rationing is in place. Hose and sprinkler usage is prohibited.  Apart from that, the dry season triggers many plants and shrubs to bloom
I have been experimenting with dwarf sunflowers with very good results. Another newbie to the garden is verbena bonariensis. It looks a lot like lantana but without the smelly leaves. 
This adorable cutie is latest family member "Reds".  She appeared a few months ago bleeding from the mouth and limping. We immediately took her to the vet and was diagnosed with rat poisoning. She was treated and is now part of the pack. 
To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol at May dreams gardens.   Wishing all a fantastic week!