Friday, May 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 2015

 The first blooms of the Flamboyant
 Cassia Javanica blooming late this year

Dwarf  Alamanda
Star fruit in bloom

Hello and welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. It is hot and dry, very dry with no rain in sight.  The trade winds are very strong so any cloud mass will disappear quickly. I don't know how much longer my plants can take this drought. Please do a rain dance for me!
To see more gardens in bloom please visit Carol at May dreams gardens  Have a great weekend gardening!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Blooms Day April 2015

While in Miami my mother in law had two plants in her garden that blew me away. The clianthus punicerus aka Parrot's beak and the lantern shaped abutilon.  These are plants that are on my must have list.
Clianthus puniceus aka Parrot's beak

Dogwood trees

Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.
I have just returned from the USA after accompanying my sweet mother in law to Miami after spending two weeks with us in Barbados. From Miami I went on to visit some very dear friends in South Boston Virginia. I flew to Raleigh North Carolina the nearest airport to meet my friends whom I hadn't seen for nearly 12 years.  We then drove to South Boston which was an hour and a half away.
South Boston is an historic quaint town in Virginia. I noticed many trees covered in white or pink flowers. I later learned they were Dogwoods the official state tree.   
To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol at May dreams gardens.  
Have a great week gardening!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hunte's Gardens revisited part 1

The beautiful picturesque entrance to the great house.
Orchids adorn many seating areas.

 Anthuriums brighten shady spots.

 Begonias and bromeliads

 Ground orchids thriving in this environment.
Variegated elephant ears (alocasia) providing shade from the sun.
 Torch gingers tall and stately.
Ornamental bananas
Hubby and I took his mother to a mystical place yesterday, Hunte's Gardens in the parish of St. Joseph. Located deep in a gully and brought to life by the owner Anthony Hunte a pioneer landscape artist and nurseryman.
 This is a must for anyone who loves gardens. You can bring a picnic basket and have lunch with nature.  
Admission $30.00 BDS or $15.00 USD

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day march 2015

 My Pride of Dominica (sabinea carinalis) is in bloom again the second time for the year.

 This lovely Edith Randig waterlily has beautiful multi coloured foliage.

 Frangipanis are now blooming and filling the garden with their seductive scent.

 When the Bougainvillea starts to bloom it is  a sure sign that the dry season in full swing.

Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. I am posting this late because I spent the day mowing the grass and tidying up around the garden. My camera batteries died on me so I used my phone to take these photos. 
The dry season is here and blooms that tell us that are plentiful in the garden. The frangipanis have lost all their old leaves and blooms adorn the sparsely leafed trees.
To see more of what is blooming please take a stroll over to Carol's garden at May Dreams Gardens 
Have a great week gardening!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day Feb 2015

Valentine greetings to all
 Petunias hanging out
 I don't know the name of this plant if you can help me please give me a shout!
 Cape honeysuckle a beautiful creeper.
 My white dendrobiums each sporting several spikes.

 Heliconia wagneriana
 Barbados Amaryllis showing up early this year.
 Milkweeds, asclepias tuberosa awaiting their monarch.
 Another creeper that I have forgotten the name of
 The beautiful chinaman's cap
Tree orchids 

Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's bloom day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. I am sending very warm greetings to the many of you who are living up North and under many feet of snow. Spring is on its way so hang in there.  The dry season has started and I dread what is to come.  To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol at May dreams gardens. Have a wonderful week folks!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Colours for Feburary

 Teddy is recovering nicely. His thyroid levels are back to normal and his fur is growing back nicely. He has now joined the pack in the house after being away from them for the past six weeks with a badly broken front leg. If you remembered in a past post he was hit by a car in mid December. He walks with a slight limp and hopefully it will become less noticeable when it becomes fully healed.
 Look at the love in his eyes as I take this photo!
 Pride of Dominica  aka Bois Caribe (sabinea carinalis) has just finished blooming.

I am so in love with this shrub. I have to thank Maureen Farmer from Floraterra  Nursery who sold me this plant.

 Albert Greenberg waterlilies surround a tiny Dauben.
Kalanchoe even though neglected have managed to put on a show.
 Clerodendron quadriloculare is now blooming

A special thank you to some very special people who follow my blog, Nick Morgan, Rachel Ramphal, Meta Reifer and Jane Price who have always inquired about my dogs especially Sandy and Teddy.  Jane I haven't heard from you recently and I hope all is well with you. Teddy is recovering nicely and has to go back to the vet in March. He is still on thyroid medication which will be reduced next month and another blood test will be taken when finished. We have become very creative on how to administer his medicine. He is very suspicious when we give him chunks of meat with the medication hidden in it. He has started chewing the chunks and then shaking his head until the tablet drops out. So when all else fails hubby whips out his precious Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream and drops the pill in. Teddy has no problem with this sweet treat. This dog is just too smart for me.  Have a great week folks.