Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Colors of May
It is the month of May that urges the return of Agapathus blooms. And so many others.
Lily of the Nile (A. africanus) as it is often referred to is an anticipated bloomer each year.
It is loved for its sturdy foliage in every other season.
Springtime, though, is when it sends up its large pom-pom of individual trumpet-shaped flowers on tall scapes for amazing appeal in the May garden.
And while I'm out with the camera let's have a look around the garden.
Native oakleaf hydrangea
Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet)
Closer still. (The evidence of why it is called "shell" ginger)
Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily
Black and Blue Salvia
Salvia my neighbor gave me... anyone know the ID?
An Easter lily ~~ ONE. A plant stuck in a pot from two Easter's ago and never expected it to bloom. It's a complete fluke. But enjoying it all the same.
Day lily 'Olive Bailey'
A volunteer sunflower.
Caladium 'Red Flash'