I decided to join the Six on Saturday meme at The Propagator’s blog this week. I live and blog in South Florida. Having been down here a while, I still think a lot of the flora is weird but cool. Here are six tropicals blooming in my garden this week:
Flaming Torch Bromeliad. A common and colorful addition to our late summer gardens.
Beautyberry, a native shrub with magnificent fruit.
One of my very favorite Bromeliads, reliable and so funky. And a great cut flower.
Late summer brings Cattleya Orchids to the garden, the next ones will be huge, white and fragrant. These grow in my neighbor’s Hong Kong Orchid (Bauhinia) tree.
Another common summer flowering Bromeliad. Little Harv.
Aechmea ‘Little Harv’
More Florida funkness, this is a Jatropha – called Coral Plant usually and considered a novelty, flowering off and on all summer.
Happy Gardening Saturday and thanks to The Propagator for hosting.