Monday, July 15, 2019

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day July 2019

 Lilac lagerstroemia speciosa aka insulin tree, Queen of flowers, Benaba, Queen crape myrtle
 The leaves of the lagerstroemia are used to treat diabetes, diarrhea and other diseases.
 A red carpet of Delonix Regia petals, aka Flamboyant, Royal Poinciana and Gul mohar in India

 Callistemon aka bottle brush an Australian native.

 Plumeria aka Frangipani,  singapore plumeria

 Ground Orchids are loving the rain

 Quisqualis aka Rangoon creeper in full bloom for the first time after a good pruning. They can be very invasive.

 Petunias still going strong after the rain last night.
Poutria lucuma aka cannistel, egg fruit first one on this tree.
 Dragon fruit
 Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. We have had some badly needed showers over the weekend. The plants are loving it. It is too wet to do much in the garden today so I will be running errands. To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol's blog at www.maydreamsgardens
Have a great week gardening!


  1. I live in a temperate climate in the United States and am loving your tropical flowers. I am not sure any of these would grow where I live (except, of course,for annual petunias). I remember crepe myrtle from when I lived in the South but not sure it's the exact same plant. Love your orchids. Alana

  2. Love your plants! I didn't know that about crepe myrtles. They grow them everywhere here.

  3. Hi Helen! The garden looks amazing. Love the ground orchids, don’t think I’ve seen the first 3 before in B’dos. David says hi! xoxo

  4. Thanks for thje pictures. I grew Rangoon creeper a few years back. It monopolised the greenhouse so it had to go. Bookworm. I grow bottlebrush (Callistemon) here in the UK (zone 7/8) and it does fine outside all year. Grow them against a wall (preferably south facing) and provide some protection in a really bad winter. Mine are in flower right now and I would post a picture if Helen would allow the competition for her own excellent efforts. (LOL)

  5. Hello Helen, those plants are all here too. We really have the same vegetation because we have the same climate. But that one you call egg fruit, we call it tiesa here, i don't eat that.


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