Thursday, March 10, 2011

More Cold coming our way

Good morning Everyone ~ Well, thunderstorms are coming our way today bringing another cold front. It is supposed to get down to 49 and feel like it's 42 tonight. The rain will be great and another bit of chilly weather will be nice too. So far it's partly cloudy, sun peeking out from between the clouds occasionally. It's warm also, but that will change this afternoon.

I want to thank Darla for the name of my hibiscus, Jane Cowell Hibiscus, in last post. Also thanks to Florida Girl for the name St. Joseph's Lily of the Hippeastrum family for the real name of the Ditch Lily. Ami thanks to you for reminding me of the type of orchid Epidendrum that I have, also known as Reed Orchids.

Thank you all for the comments on the hearts that DH made from seashells.

Pictures below are from the last couple of days.

The first few are of Basket Plant, Callisia fragrans, blooms. The bees love this and their little legs get loaded with pollen. The scent of these flowers is delicately sweet. I love them.

Cocktail Roses.

Chrysler Imperial

Bougainvillea blooms.

Blue Sage and Cocktail rose.

Maman Cochet rose against the morning blue sky.

Main garden.

Queen Crepe with only a couple of leaves hanging on. DH asked me the other day if it was dead, I told him no, the new growth will be happening shortly.

Shed garden, looking west.

I know, I know,

I need to take down the shell and brown Norfolk pine wreath

from two Christmases ago. :-)

Shed Garden.


Vanda Orchid.



"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass,
it becomes a mysterious,
indescribably magnificent world in itself."
Henry Miller


Happy Gardening and Happy Living
in the many moments that make up each day.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Darla said...

Everything looks good, love the picket fence! We had 2 inches yesterday evening and in the overnight. The sun is out now but it's chilly. We will dip to the mid 30's the next two nights....enjoy your rain!

Floridagirl said...

What a wonderful quote you have included today! So true! Your roses are beautiful...especially those shots against the sky. Your DH's comment made me smile. What with being a Florida girl born and raised, there was once a time when I thought every dormant or deciduous plant was dead. And I still have to remind my husband of what is just waiting so he won't yank it.

Karen said...

What a wonderful tour of your gardens once again. Every time you take us on a tour, I see new things to admire. Your roses are amazing, and I have never seen so many of the other plants you have growing in your garden. I hope it doesn't get too cold for you there.

NanaK said...

You have so many nice focal points in your garden. We have had rain this AM and now it is heading your way. Both rain barrels are overflowing. That's a wonderful thing. We're supposed to have some gusty winds this afternoon and cooler air. I agree with you that it will be nice to have some more cool weather before the heat gets here.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a beautiful garden you have. So much to see and so many wonderful plants. What a big fish! Wow, I would have liked getting a hook into that one, or maybe not because I would have had to swim. LOL! The Basket Flower is so pretty. I adore white blooms in a garden and the contrast of the Cocktail rose is beautiful.

Ami said...

Hooray for the rain! I can not wait walking around the garden after work. Hope it still will have daylight :) What an exciting time of the year in the garden, and yours is looking awake and gorgeous. Love your roses, and never see Callisia fragrans before, lovely!

Jeri Landers said...

Rainey, I love your new header. The gardens are looking delightful... wow, what a fish! I am going to plant some Crape's this year, I love the bark.( or lack thereof)

Becca's Dirt said...

Your cottage gardens are coming alive. Beautiful blooms. Love the roses.

Southern Lady said...

I am so jealous of all of your flowers! Your pictures are great,and I wouldn't even have noticed the wreath! Carla

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Garden is looking good already, but that huge fish in the first picture is something!

NellJean said...

We had rain yesterday, windy today; tomorrow night near freezing. It gets a little lower every time we hear a weather report.

Lots of pretties to see at your place.

Anonymous said...

Hi FL, I love the "main garden" photo. The axis with the curvy window in the background. Very cool. I love your garden.

gld said...

I love watching the header picture come up slowly (nothing is very fast with my wireless)with the beautiful red, white and blue!

Did I tell you I bought a Chrysler Imperial rose, due mostly to seeing your beautiful pictures.

The garden is looking lovely.

While you are getting cooler, we are finally getting warmer. Enjoy the rain.

Amrita said...

Dear Lady, you are a botaniacl artist I call you.

Your garden takes my breath away.

Wishing you warm weather.

Temps in the 80 here, I wish it was cooler.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Your gardening season looks to be in full swing. You have such a beautiful place!

sweetbay said...

OK, how did I miss seeing the Marlin before now?! I love it. Those Callisia blossoms remind of Spirea blooms, so dainty. Your garden looks great.