It’s that time of year, and for some reason many of my neighbors are decorating their front yards with dead pirates a la the movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Weird, a bit startling and my dog is usually spooked by these odd things hanging from trees.
I prefer the odd things that appear in my garden. The growing season is year round here in South Florida, to the point sometimes I think I hear things growing at night. Bump…must be another Avocado, Mango or Grapefruit falling outside. Or the raccoons that are eating well, everything dropped something.
Three out of four ingredients in this vase just appeared in the garden. The blue flowers, Porterweed (Stachytarpheta) I bought. The rest are gratis from the Garden Fairy. The red flowers, Turks Cap Hibiscus (Malvaviscus penduliflorus); the foliage hanging over the sides, seedlings from Sabal Palms (Palmetto sabal); ferns are native Boston Ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata).
Here is a close up of the Turks Cap Hibiscus,one of my favorite gifts from the Garden Fairy. These flower nearly year round and require nothing. Spooky.
Happy Halloween from Florida.