Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bloomsday Saturday

white begonias

mixed pink and white begonias

star burst clerondendrum


purple ground orchid

red gingers

red hibiscus

pink and red hibiscus

red, white and peach hibiscus, sometimes this plant will bloom two distinct colours on one plant, red and the mixed one shown

pink ginger

Heliconia rostrata

My garden is very colourful this month and will continue to be for few next months. We have had a very wet month, very unusual for January since it is supposed to be the start of the dry season. My mother in law left last week after a wonderful visit. It is very quiet and lonely without her. I can truly say that I have one of the best if not the best mother in law in the world. She was just happy to putter around the garden helping and spoiling her son with his favorite foods. I am already looking forward to her next visit next year. Love you Barbs!


  1. Lovely pictures - this is what I am dreaming about here in the cold, grey, wet, dark Sweden.
    Please show us more wonderful flowers!

  2. How nice to have such big and colorful flowers right now!

  3. Hi Island Gal...I found your blog at Hoe & Shovel and fell in love instantly. Oh, your begonias and clerodendrons are so thick & lush. Right now mine are toasted but soon will be back, albeit not as lush as yours. I look forward to browsing your blog.

  4. Thank you HelenJ, Catherine and Katarina. The garden is really beautiful now and I wish that it would last for at least three months. But that is wishful thinking.

    Susan glad you found my blog, hoe and shovel is a wonderful blog and my favorite. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Such pretty flowers! And your garden is gorgeous. I'm amazed at the hibiscus variety and the pink ginger is beautiful!

  6. Beautiful blooms, Helen! What a colourful garden you've got! I'm very impressed especially after seeing the previous post which showed what you started with.

  7. Thank you Kanak and Sunita. Right now I have lots of weeding to do and I get help on weekends. I have been looking to hire someone to help but good help is very hard to find these days.

  8. Beautiful, I must remember to show your photographs to my husband so he knows that I am not alone in thinking of this as a 'garden', his philosophy being "if you can't eat it or sell it, it's just bush"
    before he attacks it with his cutlass.


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