Six on Saturday – Spring Prospects

March is roaring like a lion this Saturday in my South Florida garden. We had a tremendous thunderstorm yesterday that arrived with a cold front. Very little rain has fallen in the past few weeks so the precipitation was a welcome relief and the dragonflies were hard at work as I was walking through the garden. So many things to look forward to this spring.

The bud has lengthened on the Hard Cane Dendrobium Orchid in the Gumbo Limbo tree. The bud is about three feet long currently. Very excited to see the flowers on this. Purple flowers on the tree in background are from the Hong Kong Orchid tree (Bauhinia purpurea)

Flowers and petals from the Hong Kong Orchid tree have been scattered throughout the garden like fallen leaves.

The Painted Fingernail Neoregelia Bromeliad is starting to flower and is sporting a few orchids as well.

Guzmania Bromeliads starting to flower in wok container. The flowers last a few months and have been in this container for years. I rarely do anything to this.

Pineapple has set fruit, these take a couple of months to grow to edible size. Then need to be carefully watched as the critters enjoy the sweet fruit as much as I do.

Nam Doc Mai Thai Mango has set fruit. Sometimes it is too windy for pollination and no fruit is set despite flowers. I should be eating mangoes in 100 days! Fingers crossed.

That is my Six for this Saturday. Visit Jon at for more SOS posts and some different perspectives on spring.

Happy Gardening!!


11 comments on “Six on Saturday – Spring Prospects

  1. Su says:

    PIneapple AND mangoes – yum!


  2. Love those painted fingernails. Good luck with the mangos, hopefully, you will get some.


  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Pretty bromeliad flowers… everything looks healthy and strong!


  4. Rosie Amber says:

    Ooh dragonflies, how wonderful. The pineapple looks exciting too.

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  5. fredgardener says:

    Very pretty flowering of the mango tree! I just came back from Lisbon and they were selling plants over there for 20ā‚¬ ( 1.50m) ā€¦ Unfortunately, there was no room in my suitcase.šŸ˜‚

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  6. Chloris says:

    Always fascinating to see what you are enjoying in your garden Amy. I love your Homg Kong Orchid Tree. Your Gumbo Limbo tree sounds like something out of Edward Lear. Did you make it up?Beware the Jabberwocky!

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    Bauhinia purpurea is one of those odd trees that I would like to bring back from Southern California. They can survive here, but never became popular. Are you familiar with Bauhinia punctata?


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