Six on Saturday – Coming Along Nicely


Despite what is going on in the world my garden is coming along nicely. I  have spent a lot of time outside in the past weeks as the weather is pretty close to perfect, temperatures in the 70s with a breeze. Gardening or having a glass of wine  to enjoy the results are equally enjoyable.

Above is a  container on my screen porch I planted this winter, the plants are growing together and I look forward things spilling over the sides shortly. There are 3 kinds of Bromeliads in the container (found at Good Will). The Bromeliads were collected from my garden and friends. The burgundy is Neoregelia ‘Luca’, the green is  Neoregelia ‘Super Fireball’ and the smaller grey ones (getting a pup!) are Tillandsia ionantha. The smaller green plant in the middle near the edge is a Haworthia succulent.

The tropical fruit is making strides as well, the Pineapple and Mangoes keep getting bigger.


A few of my hot weather favorites are starting to flower. This is a White Geiger tree (Cordia boissieri)


The Firebush (Hamelia patens) is starting to flower, I have seen a few tiny hummingbirds enjoying the flowers. A rarity on the east coast of Florida. I realized when looking at the pictures the reason I  like Leonitis so much is I like this as well..


The Sunshine Mimosa (Mimosa stringulosa) is filling back in and flowering a bit. This is a native groundcover that is recommended as a turf replacement. I think that is not such a great idea as my lawn maintenance guy nearly always tries to get rid of it, thinking it is a weed, but the flowers are cute.


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11 comments on “Six on Saturday – Coming Along Nicely

  1. What wonderful plants you have in your climate. Spring here and we have had 14 degrees C today, so a lovely day, and we’ve been working in the garden, getting the fruit and vegetable beds ready for the Summer.


  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Your weather sounds ideal! We’ve had a lot of rain this week, boring, but important. 😉
    I like your porch container – nice combo of colors and textures.
    Hope your days continue blissfully!


  3. tonytomeo says:

    That mimosa is cute. The only mimosa we know here is the silk tree, which is very different. I still dig that white Geiger tree.


  4. tonytomeo says:

    That mimosa is cute. The only mimosa we know here is the silk tree, which is very different. I still dig that white Geiger tree.


  5. Chloris says:

    Mangoes and pineapples- how wonderful. I have never seen a white Geiger tree I always thought it just came in red. It is lovely.


  6. Christina says:

    I always enjoy seeing your ecotics

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  7. Mangos and Pineapples – yummy. The sunshine mimosa looks very pretty. Have you ever seen a ‘lawn’ of it?

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  8. Cathy says:

    Love that bromeliad collection and shame on the guy who keeps trying to dispose of the sweet little mimosa!


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