Sunday, October 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day October 2017


Brassavola orchids growing on rocks
Portlandia grandiflora
White Mussenda

 Crinum
 
 Night blooming water lilies still awake this morning , will go back to sleep around 10 am.
 Day bloomer awakening with the early bee catching the nectar

 Pink mussenda on its way out it had a good run this year

 Tropical hydrangea
 Pink rondeletia leucophylla year round bloomer
 Lipstick pink ixora

 leopard lily aka blackberry lily (Belamcanda chinensis)

 Shampoo gingers making their annual appearance



Majidea Zangueberica aka black pearl used in local craft, the seeds have a velvet like coating. A small tree and native to East Africa.

 Boston fern, alocasias and begonias at the front entrance.

 Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. We had some torrential rains yesterday and the garden is a bit soggy.  Still the plants are loving every minute of it as well as the slugs and snails. 
Those of you up north are preparing for the winter season and the yuletide. We are also preparing for Independence and the yuletide. To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol the brainchild of this meme www.maydreamsgardens.com
Enjoy your week and take care.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day September 2017

 Red coreopsis
 An unusual coloured passion fruit. At first I thought it was a tomato on the ground and was wondering how the hell did it get under my passion fruit vine!
Pink  Asters

 Yellow miniature rose
 King of Siam water lily
 Avocados will soon be ready
 Pink Pride of Barbados
 Old faithful always ready to please
Yellow Tecoma grown from seed.

Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens! I would like to extend my sincerest sympathies for the people  of the Caribbean and the USA who were in the path of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose.  Because of Barbados' position in the Atlantic Ocean hurricanes tend to pass to the north or if they do pass over us they are not very developed and are tropical storms. 
 
 We did get some well needed rain with Harvey but to see the devastation Harvey wrecked in Texas was unimaginable.  
The Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Anguilla, Cayman islands, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Haiti, BVI, USVI, Bahamas , St. Maarten, St. Bartholomew, Saba  the devastation is around 95%.  This is  a year many will never forget and many who claim that climate change is not real should rethink again. Islanders are strong and will rebuild again. The vegetation will rebound and in a few years providing there are no more hurricanes of that magnitude. 
To see what is blooming in other gardens please go over to visit Carol at may dreams gardens.
Have a great weekend and those of you who can assist the islands that were devasted in any way please do.

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!