The flowering plants are holding siesta during the hot summer months, now is showtime for the tropical plants with their stunning foliage
Where ever you look you see interesting leaves
July is hot and humid, I don't go out much but leave the garden to itself. The plants are taking over every square inch enjoying my absence.
Beginning of the year I bought a few cheap caladium bulbs at the box store. I won't bother with digging them up in fall, but rather buy new ones next springtime.
Ginger plants love the humidity
my little backyard jungle
Here and there Impatiens are still holding on
the Abutilon suffers during the heat, but the bromeliads love this time of year
Bromeliads enjoying the morning sun
Bananas and mango are ripening
and the small Meyer Lemon tree, heavy with fruit, needs support for its branches
Those plants will need winter protection, they do not like temperatures under 45 F
Cane begonias enjoy the Florida summer as well, while Rex begonias barely hang on
Creole Lady still blooms for me, I keep her mostly in shade and water well
Dragons are peeking around the corner
And the Hummingbirds have claimed Myrtle Glen as theirs