A Week in Flowers – Day One

I have been inivted to share flowers from my garden daily for a week by Cathy at Words and Herbs on WordPress. The idea is to brighten winter days and add some color to our cyberworld. Follow this link to see more flowers from around the world. https://wp.me/p1RJ1n-5Ya

I have chosen winter tropicals from my South Florida garden for today. Above is Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) a favorite of mine that can flower three times a year if in the mood.

This is a winter flowering Bromeliad, Quesnelia testudo. I think of these as tulips for the tropical garden. They flower in February and March and are reliable for returning and increasing in mass over time. The downside? One very sharp thorn on the end of every leaf.

Thanks to Cathy for hosting. Happy Gardening or flower watching this week.

10 comments on “A Week in Flowers – Day One

  1. Cathy says:

    Love seeing your tropical flowers. They remind me of warm and humid summer days. 😃 Those prickly leaves would put me off though. 😉 Thanks for joining in!

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful tropicals… and in the case of the bromeliad, well-armored!

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  3. Cathy says:

    Oh the warmth coming from your garden to cold, drizzly France. I wish I could grow bromeliads!

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  4. I call Rain Lilies the tulips for my area. I guess we are all looking for them.

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    Gorgeous choices! I love the Shell Ginger and want to reach out and touch.

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