Six on Saturday – Flowers, and Friends


This is Alan the Greyhound, my constant garden companion, and a champion hole digger.


Flowers on a White Geiger (Cordia boissieri). This tree flowers frequently,  more in cooler weather.


‘Miss Alice’Bougainvillea finally making her presence known. A nearly (Nearly?!) thornless Bougainvillea, this means the thorns are shorter and more limber but can still stab you.  I have been training  Miss Alice into a pillar for a couple of years.



Florida Avocados from a neighbors tree. I just asked my husband what he wanted with Guacamole? We’ve decided on Mojo Chicken Nachos for dinner.  In summer friends give us Mangoes, fall and winter Avocados and Papayas.


A new addition to my butterfly friends, a Giant Swallowtail. Easily the biggest butterfly I have ever seen, I thought it was a bird.


The Desert Roses are flowering a bit. This is a popular type of Aeonium in South Florida, native to sub-Saharan Africa and a rare plant that will survive the summer here in full sun and a container.

Happy Saturday!

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16 comments on “Six on Saturday – Flowers, and Friends

  1. Jim Stephens says:

    I want a neighbour who grows Mangoes but can I keep the climate in my own garden the same as it is now please. We were in Australia in Mango season two years ago and I couldn’t get enough of them.


  2. You have a good selection blooming. It must be nice to have company in the garden.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Alan is a cutie! 🙂
    I’m envious of your fresh avocados, they are so yummy and good brain food. 😉


  4. It’s a chilly evening here in the UK and I’m envious of the range of plants you can grow there. The desert rose is a beauty.

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  5. This was heavenly. Barley is my garden buddy. He lies down whereever I am try to dig.

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  6. cavershamjj says:

    But does Alan dig holes where you want holes? That would be an excellent pet.

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  7. Lora Hughes says:

    So much to love in your garden but the whites are my favs!

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  8. tonytomeo says:

    Aeonium?! ‘Desert Rose’ is a cultivar of Aeonium, but that flower in the picture is a real desert rose (which is not really a rose of course).


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