Orange Marmalade…..and a Rainbow of Colors!
As I sit at my computer, at my kitchen desk…I have the loveliest view of our Pergola and the pink flowers of the mandevilla vines that grow from each of the four posts!
The view makes me feel happy!
I thought I might share a few pics of flowers in my Secret Garden and around our Casa de la Luna! (or in simple unromantic language…our home! )
Below is one of two orange marmalade firecracker bushes. Love the orange color!
Below is the red firecracker…..
This beautiful yellow flower growing in tree form is a Plumaria which is the flower used in Hawaiian Leis…So fragrant.
I am sure you all will recognize the purplish blue of the hydrangea! I have to grow it in a large pot.
One can’t live in Paradise without the famous Bird of Paradise….we have the white and the original!
Cannas grow everywhere in Florida! We have the orange and red.
The Mexican Petunia can be a pest if not controlled….much like spearmint in spreading. The purplish blue flowers grow singly…on long leggy stems.
I particularly love the almost translucent glass like effect of the bougainvillea which comes in white, red, coral, yellow…..etc. This one is more of a coral color.
Inpatients are quite popular in all colors….this is pink although the pic looks a bit fushia.
Geraniums and begonias are abundant….I have them everywhere in the garden.
This bush is called Ixora and the colors are yellow, red and orange and pink. This one is actually orangish pink. 😉
I love the daintiness of the blue daze flower…I grow them in hanging baskets.
This is a bougainvillea tree adorned with pinkish red flowers….banana trees are to the left of this flowering tree.
Crotons are abundant in landscapes…we have two different varieties. Curly leaf and broad leaf.
Can’t forget the hibiscus…we have them in red, pink, gold, yellow and white!
When I ran out to take pics this morning, I forgot to take pics of our gardenia tree and our night jasmine…both send wonderful fragrances all through the Secret Garden and the Lanai. Luv Luv Luv them! The white blossoms of the gardenias are wonderful when place in my hair.
I also didn’t take a pic of the oleander trees that tower over the East side of the Secret Garden…they are a beautiful variegated pink.
Well, my friends….our gardens are a rainbow of colors and I absolutely love each and every one of them.
Remember the tropical rains I spoke of yesterday? well, I have a correction….the rains last about 3 months off and on…so to speak.
But the results make the garden aglow with color!
And my dear readers, how does your garden grow?
again I just love your secret garden and its multicolored jewels.
The Plumaria is a new one to me but the waxy flowers made me think of a gardenia, purely on the texture side, but I am sure the perfume must be special too if they use it in leis.
The only flowers I have currently are the hydrangeas… nothing special or amazing, but there are so many different varieties that it is interesting. My Samantha bought a large pack of children’s windmills to plant in my garden as she said it lacked color…
Hugs from across the pond… (I’m still playing catch up on the rest of the blogs… )
thanks for stopping by Karole…I hope the hydrangea survives in a pot…I really love them….and they remind me of my Mom! 😉