Cape honeysuckle, I had first seen this shrub in the Miami botanical gardens at Miami beach a few years ago when I attended a wedding there. It was love at first sight! I just had to get a plant. I took a few seed pods and tucked them into my tiny bag and I forgot about them. Months later while cleaning out my bags I found some seed pods but couldn't remember what they were. I threw them in a pot of soil and forgot about them. One day while visiting a favorite nursery, I saw the shrub again and I fell in love again. I bought two of these plants and I still have them in pots since I haven't found the right place to put them. These are very difficult to propagate by cuttings so I will have to some air layering.
milk weed that is food for the monarch butterfly. I haven't seen many monarchs this season in my garden.
The butterfly ginger or hedychium with its heady perfume. Prefers to grow in some shady spot with frequent watering. They come in white , pink and red .
This is the pink/red and white variegated ginger lily. Still young and I hope to find a shady spot for these plants.
The white ginger lily and I am busy propagating them.
My pine cone gingers are in full bloom around the garden at this time only to last a few more weeks and will become dormant until next year.
A stunning red ginger lily
Pink ginger lily
The weeks are hurling by, and I can't believe that it will soon be Christmas. I am busy trying to get my garden together for another garden ramble and plant sale next month. Lauren my daughter will be home for good and will be on hand to assist me (I hope). For more blooming Friday blooms why not take a skip and a hop over to Katerina at roses and stuff. Happy Diwali and have a great weekend!