Monday, January 14, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day Jan 2013

 Magenta night blooming tropical water lily
 Vanda orchid blooming for the first time and took nearly 6 years to bloom!
 While this vanda blooms nonstop
 Garlic vine back in bloom (Pseudoclymma alliaceum)

 Bougainvillea pink ice 

 Back garden all cut and waiting for the workmen to wreck!

 Hello and welcome to garden blogger's bloom day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming  in their gardens. The rustic Bajan gardener has been busy preparing the homestead for roof  repairs. The roof is being rebuilt and we have moved downstairs. Hubby and I are now camping in the TV room while daughter along the rest of stuff in the great room or the formal living room that had been empty for years. Yes I am sleeping with the dogs, not quite but they seem to think that.  The roof will take about  six weeks to complete (I hope).

I have taken back what I had said about our dry season starting in November. We have had rain almost every day so far this month. The night temperatures have been  hovering  between 20-24C while the day remains a constant 27-30C. The ground is saturated and everything is green and lush.  I am hoping that the dry season will kick in while the roof is being built. To see more of what is blooming in gardens around the world please visit Carol at may dreams gardens. 
Have a great week my friends!

Monday, January 7, 2013

A New Year a new garden

The back garden was a riot of colour with containers filled with blooming plants.

 A spectacular bloom of this phalenopsis orchid.

 I was in awe of these beautiful anthuriums.

Impatiens dotted this container garden
 Thunbergia grandiflora

 On Sunday the local Horticultural Society commenced their open garden program. Located in the parish of St. John the garden covered approximately 21/2 acres. The hub was at the back of the house where there was an explosion of colour.  It is still a young garden  with many of the trees still in their youth. There were stunning sights like the white petrea  cascading along a support and thunbergia grandiflora on the lawn.  

Next week the open garden will be in the Sandy Lane area.  Even though I had announced the beginning of our official dry season in my last blog or two, it has been a very wet January. It has rained every day so far. So please take what I say about the weather with a fistful of salt. 
Happy  gardening for 2013 and have a great week!