Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What's blooming - February 2012

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens

We have an extreme mild winter this year, besides a few frost bitten leaves there is no damage in the garden.

Here is what is blooming in February in Myrtle Glen, Central Florida zone 9b

Bromeliads (Neoregelia McWilliamsii, Billbergia wentii, Quesnelia testudo, Aechmea maculata)

Not pictured: Aechmea Black Jack, Aechmea Del Mar, Aechmea gamosepala 'matchstick'

Orchids ( Epidendrum radicans purple, Epi. Pacific Glory, Bamboo orchid, Vanda lamellata var. boxallii)

Not pictured: Vanda 'Evening Sun', Guaritonia 'Why Not' , Vanda terete 'Diana'

For the butterflies  (Yellow Mex. Milkweed, Salvia Black & Blue, Cuphea ignea, Cuphea lanceolata 'Starfire',  red Mex. Milkweed, Salvia rosebud, pink Firespike)

Not pictured: Popcorn  Cassia, Abutilon

Butterflies I saw today: Monarchs, Sulphurs, Skippers and Black Swallowtails

Pretty in Pink (Pink Turk's Cap, Beefsteak Begonia, Brazilian Bachelor Button, Bougonvillea, Impatiens, Clerodendrum 'Starburst',  trailing Lantana)

 Not pictured: pink Salvia coccinea, Aloe harlana, wild morning glory, Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum 'shooting star', Hawaiian Sunset vine, Cuphea 'Ballistic'

 Nectarines aren't flowering yet, but the  Mango, Key Lime and Meyer Lemon are blooming.

This post is part of the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day,  hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens


  1. Your tropical blooms are beautiful. We can only have these as houseplants here in the northeast. Your gardens are lovely. Happy GBBD!

  2. I just love orchids! I actually bought another one today, my 6th phalaenopsis, even though I don’t really have room for it on my kitchen window sill. Orchids don’t survive outdoors here in London, neither does most of the plants in your garden, some of which I have never even heard of! But they look gorgeous, great photos!

  3. Wow, Evelyn,
    I think you have the most flowers in bloom for February...maybe even more than some Hawaiian gardens.
    I love that first Bromeliad...I've not even heard of it.
    That Clerodendrum 'Starburst' is also sensational!
    Happy GBBD from your garden friend in Houston.


  4. You have so many is a real treat. Although there are a few blooms with the warmer temperatures, there is not enough to write about. I am excited that my one orchid is sending up shoots for blooms.

  5. You have a colorful GBBD. It is such a beautiful tropical garden in your macro shots. Most of your plants are only found indoors here, and they never look that lush even in the greenhouse.

  6. Ist das herrlich was in eurem Garten alles blüht
    bei mir ist alles grau in grau und jetzt noch mit
    Schnee bedeckt
    aber in ein paar Wochen wacht alles schön langsam
    wieder auf
    Evi pflege deinen Garten und deine schöne Blümchen nur gut
    liebe Grüße
    Deine Mama

  7. Lovely photos, and those orchids, simply gorgeous.

  8. Wow! So many exotics so early in the year. Here in Ireland the Daffodils are just about to bloom. We have also had a very mild Winter.

  9. That Clerodendrum ‘Starburst’ looks so unique.
    And I thought that was an ixora.

    Amazed with your bromeliad & orchid collection.

  10. Comparatively, there are more flowers blooming in Myrtle Glen now than there were in my garden for the whole of 2011! :) You really have a lovely collection of plants there!

  11. Wow they are still healthy blooming. I love most the last, is it Clerodendrum, i forgot its name.

  12. Oh, to see all those flowers...makes me long for spring already!

  13. Beautiful blooms in February! I especially like the 'Starburst' Clerodendrum, as well as your orchids and bromeliads. Your collages are put together very well; lovely!

  14. Hi Evelyn - I adore all of these blooms; gorgeous!

    I have tried twice to grow bromeliads as house plants without success. They must need the outdoors to truly thrive. Your orchids are breathtaking.