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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Monday, January 21, 2013

January's Bright and Cheerful Flowers

Nothing signals winter in Florida like the buds and blooms on Christmas Cactus. These bright pinkish-red flowers are a cheery sight on any January day! Mine are in containers protected by the screened lanai all year long.

Here are some more of the flowers bringing a winter smile to our faces...
Powder puff shrub (Calliandra haematocephala)

Crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii)

False Roselle (Hibiscus acetosella)

Bleeding heart (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)

Celosia~ self seeded in pathway.

King's Mantle (Thunbergia Erecta)
Blue Sage (Eranthemum pulchellum) 

African Blue Basil

Meyer lemon blossoms

African Iris (Dietes iridioides)

Bulbine frutescens 'Yellow Rocket'

Beach Sunflower (Helianthus debilis)
Trumpet tree (Brugmansia)

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Powder Puff
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  1. I love all of your blooms Meems. I have a few of them myself. It is nice seeing your gardens as I can get ideas of what else I can grow in my own.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  2. What gorgeous color! I notice the bees are enjoying your blooms as much as I am! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and beauty with us.

  3. I think I enjoy your garden most during winter when my garden is asleep. It is like taking a trip to warmer climes.

  4. All so pretty! This is the best thing about Florida, I think - blooms to enjoy year-round.

  5. Your blooms are always beautiful at whatever time of the year. In this series i love most that powder puff with a bee smack right at the middle.

  6. I just love a warm Florida winter, great blooms.

  7. I can't believe all you've got going on in your garden in the middle of winter!

  8. My Meyer Lemon isn't blooming!What am I doing wrong?

  9. Wow, what a lovely blooms. It is really nice to see beautiful gardens as yours. Thanks for sharing them.

  10. Beautiful blooms! I am still waiting on citrus blooms. Your kings mantle is gorgeous...mine has been struggling since I planted it in the ground. Hope it will bounce back. Love the bright colors and perfect blooms in your garden!

  11. So much beauty in January. Aren't we sooo lucky this year?

  12. Oh my goodness Meems, winter is a beautiful sight in your world. So jealous! LOL

  13. Wow girl! You have tons of bright flowers. I only have a couple of violets starting to bloom and a few other bulbs starting to poke through the ground. Hoping we get some rain because I really really feel in the mood to garden this year. At least I can enjoy yours in the mean time.
    Hope everything is going great for you.


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