Wednesday, July 15, 2020

July 2020, Flowers in Myrtle Glen


The summer heat in Central Florida is like running into a brick wall. The only times in the day I enjoy the garden is in early morning and the early evening hours.






Banana plants are in their element, they love the heat, the humidity and the rain, they seem absolutely happy to me. The Bananas need about 5 to 6 months to ripen.
All the other plants appreciate the filtered shade the Crepe Myrtles provide.







Despite the crazy high temperatures, there are vibrant colors throughout the yard.

Hibiscus shrubs flower non-stop

Gingers are starting to bloom, this one is Hedychium 'Sherry baby'. The H. 'Dr. Moy' grows in that corner as well, the flowers look the same except the leaves have streaks of white.


Bromeliads are always happy as long as they have dappled shade and water

Billbergia pyramidalis, Neoregelia Donna, Aechmea fulgens


Chrysothemis_pulchella Sunset Bells, I am not sure how it gets around the yard, I had planted a few cuttings in the opposite corner of the garden, but here it is, growing happily where it wants to.




The small crocosmia bulbs seem to spread with the compost, the bright orange flowers pop up throughout the yard.



The lilies in the koi pond don't like that much shade, so I just get a flower here and there. This water lily is named Midnight Serenade.




The Begonia odorata 'Alba' flowers all through summer. It is pest free, heat and humidity resistant, and its flowers are my favorite color, white.




The little rainlilies I have tucked into all corners of the yard are waking up with the daily afternoon rain.


This post is added to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens 


14 comments:

  1. So beautiful! While the first photo looks so cooling, I can just feel the humidity seeping out! The crocosmia is prettier than a lot I've seen. Very bright.

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    1. thank you for visiting my blog. And yes, it is remarkably cooler in the crepe myrtles' shade :-)

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  2. You have such wonderful plants, but I don't envy you the heat and humidity - at ALL. That begonia is swoon-worthy! So beautiful...

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    1. I always say to think reverse, the 3 summer months in Florida are inside months, just as up north one wants to stay indoors in the deep of winter. Thank you for visiting my blog :-)

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  3. Oh those pretty water lilies with variegated leaves and loved that collage of collection of different hibiscus blooms.

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    1. Thank you Arun, your flowers you posted for Bloom day are amazing.

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  4. Your garden views are beautiful and I love your banana trees and those water lilies!

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    1. Thank you for your visit :-) I sure love your garden statues and your hydrangeas are amazing!

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  5. All I can do with crocosmia is kill them. The water in your garden is a great feature and filling it with water lilies makes it even better. Water makes you feel cooler I bet.
    -Ray

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    1. I agree, water and the sound of it, is cooling, but maybe it is just the calming effect it has on us. I do admire your beautiful daylilies, I can't grow them at all.

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  6. Trotz der Hitze blüht und grünt alles im Garten , es ist wunderbar

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    1. Alles tropische Pflanzen, denen macht die Sommerhitze nicht so viel aus. Aber warten wir einmal den August ab, da wird es dann sicher stressig fuer den Garten.

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    1. there are so many more beautiful varieties I need to collect ;-)

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