Saturday, July 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day July 2017

 The mango season has come to an end and you can bet how happy I am!
 This volunteer lisanthus in full bloom in a pot.
 Colourful Zinnias
 White mandevilla
 Pink mandevilla
 flame celosia
 Jasmine
 Rudebeckia

 Dragon fruit aka pitaya
 Royal Poinciana aka flamboyant, gul mohur in its element!

 Lagerstromeia speciosa aka queen of flowers
 West Indian bay leaf tree in bloom
 White mussenda
 Pink mussenda
 Tropical hydrangea
 Yellow alamanda and glaphima glauca aka showers of gold
 Tree jasmine
 My guards and partners in crime, Reds and Yoda!
 Young Carambola fruit

Fruit bats damage  to the carambola. I will be lucky to get any this season.

Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.  It has been horribly hot the past week and that was due to a tropical wave in the area. It has passed us with very little rain. 

OnThursday I had a group visit from retirees from the UWI  who were touring the island. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
 To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol the brainchild of GBBD at may dreams gardens. Have a great weekend gardening!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Rainy days and Sundays

  I am growing Rudbeckia for the first time. The seeds were given to me by my mother who sadly passed away in February this year.
 Dwarf sunflowers pygmy
 This lovely celosia is a volunteer an offspring of many I grew last year.
 The arbour now has a yellow mandevilla running on it and some ponds on the side adding interest.
 Dragon fruit aka pitaya




 Mamey sapote fruiting for the first time.
Recent rains have filled the ground pond and we will soon be seeing water lilies appearing.


Hello folks, we had some real rain yesterday and last week due to tropical waves in the area. The island was on flood watch until 6 pm yesterday. On Friday it rained all day and I made some soup. It was deeelicious! I will post the recipe later.

Wishing you all a great week gardening!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day June 2017

 Adenium  aka desert rose
 Calliandra emarginata aka dwarf  powder puff
 Heliconia rostrata aka lobster claw
 Plumeria aka frangipani


 bromeliad
Delonix regia aka Royal poincianna, flamboyant, gul mohur
Mango

avocados
 Dragon fruit flower
Young dragon fruit aka pitaya
 Dragon fruit flower bud
 Sunflower
 Tecoma x smithtii aka orange bells
 Zephyrantes aka rain lilies
 Oleander
 Bougainvillea

 Ground orchids

Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. Yesterday we had a day of rain after a long dry spell.  It felt good! 
I have been trying to grow some Matthiolas aka night scented stocks  and I cant get them to bloom. I have lost several but these here are holding on. Anyone who has had experience growing these please drop me a line on how to get them to bloom. 
To see more blooming gardens please visit Carol at may dreams gardens
Have a great week folks!