Six on Saturday – Spring Happenings

I am joining Jim and the SOS gang this morning from my South Florida garden. Our weather continues to seesaw between spring and summer. I am wearing a sweatshirt one day and shorts the next. The good news is some rain has finally fallen after a long absence underscoring that we are still in our dry season. I am very grateful for the rain. To see more Six on Saturday posts, follow this link to Jim’s blog

First up: Some of the tropical plants are showing their colors. These are the first flowers on ‘Lady Di’ Heliconia (Heliconia psittacorum). These are one of my many favorites.

The ‘Little Harv’ Bromeliads are flowering again.

A pineapple top I set aside and forgot about has rooted and is growing a pineapple.

The Nam Doc Mai Thai Mangoes have set fruit. Fingers crossed I get to eat a lot of these before the squirrels do.

On the less tropical side, the Golf Beauty Craspedia is in full bloom. Golf Beauty is a very appropriate name.

I planted a couple of ‘Black and Bloom’ Salvia last week. The black is a bit startling, but I love the contrast with the emerald green foliage.

That is all for this Saturday from my garden.

Happy Gardening !!!


17 comments on “Six on Saturday – Spring Happenings

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    Wow, heading into Summer already? Those golf ball flowers look fun.


  2. fredgardener says:

    Do you have hummingbirds in your area and of course in your garden drinking from the heliconias? Otherwise, the leaves of that salvia that you presented are really beautiful

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  3. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Ooh, so exotic! Lovely to see such exotica in your post, and then a complete contrast- a salvia. I too admire the black petals against that delicious green.

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  4. tonytomeo says:

    Shortly after we finished school, Brent decided to collect black flowers. (It was unrelated to my preference for white, and prior to the white garden fad.) Not only are there only a few black flowers, but some of them are pollinated by flies, and flies are attracted by unpleasant fragrances.

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  5. That’s a great selection. Also, I love that you can set aside a pineapple top and have it root!!

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  6. Your garden is coming along nicely. We are suffering from the same weather. Tonight it is going down to 34 and in a few days it will be 80 degrees. I’ll have to see if my black and blue salvia survived the winter.

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  7. Cathy says:

    The sunlight and blue sky in your photos is as uplifting as the plants. 😀 The Craspedia glows, doesn’t it!

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