Sunday, August 16, 2020

August Flowers in Central Florida for Bloom Day 2020


Florida in August is too hot to be outside weeding, at most I go around picking up dead leaves. Some plants sure love the heat but I am thinking they appreciate the shade from the Crepe Myrtles.

This bromeliad's common name is burning bush bromeliad, what a fitting name! The bed around the oak tree gets morning and late afternoon sun.
Aechmea ramosa x fulgens




Strangely, my plumerias did not flower this year, except two. Who knows, maybe they do not like being shaded by the Crepe Myrtles.

Plumeria King Kalakaua


Plumeria pudica

 I noticed this is a cute little flower in the heart of the Red Aglaonema by accident, it is small, about an inch, and hidden by the surrounding leaves.



The Obedient Plant (Physostegia ) is a carefree flower doing well in light shade or sun and stays in bloom all summer and into autumn. I just recently found out there are different  named varieties flowering white, lavender and dark pink. Not sure which this one is, probably the weedy kind :-)





The summer wisteria, Millettia reticulata, is flowering since June, I am very happy with this vine. The flowers are a dark wine red, not quite so noticeable as the Chinese wisteria, but I rather have flowers throughout an entire season than just for three weeks.




And some yellow flowers, a close-up of Zephyranthes primulina and the floppy flowers of the yellow Allamanda vine 



I love my rainlilies, little jewels of the rainy season
Zephyranthes Pink Panther, Habranthus tubispathus, Zephyranthes Krakatau, Zephyranthes grandiflora



My beloved Tacca, or white bat flower is flowering early this year, but this year is a strange year in so many ways I shouldn't be surprised. ( read more about my Tacca)




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





14 comments:

  1. I try not to have zone envy .. I am not good with the heat and humidity we have here in Ontario as it is .. LOL
    But oh my ! these plants and flowers are amazing .. as if from another planet altogether .. Your Tacca is stunning .. I have a thing for all things that could be attributed to Halloween ? LOL ... stunning flower to actually grow !
    I have to read more about it now ;-)

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    1. Heat in Ontario? surely it is just a short couple of weeks really hot, right?
      yes, Taccas are amazing, I hope you will give this plant a try :-)

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  2. I too love my rain Lilies they are hardy for our weather. Habranthus is new for me is it a rain lily variety actually.It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2020/08/garden-affair-link-up-party.html

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    1. Thank you for you visit and invitation to your link party, I will check it out.

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  3. All your blooms are so beautiful and I love the bat flower. It is so unusual and intriguing! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed the tour of your garden!

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    1. I love seeing all the beautiful flowers from other places than just Florida. I am looking forward to your flower show next month :-)

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  4. Those plumerias are so beautiful, they look so delicate and silky. I love those lilies! :)

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    1. thanks for visiting my blog, I am on my way to visit yours :-)

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  5. Nice pictures, I like the bat flower.

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  6. I've tried several times to comment and I hope this one goes through. I lived for a couple of years in the Tampa Bay area back over 40 years ago, and I didn't have my own land to grow anything. I enjoyed seeing your blooms - most of them I don't even know, living in upstate New York.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, not sure what happened why the comments did not go through, this one did, tho :-) It's kinda cold in upstate New York, too cold for me for sure. Of course the gardening is so very different here.

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  7. Es ist eine Freude so herrlich bl├╝hende Pflanzen

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    1. Da gebe ich dir recht. Wenn nichts blueht dann waere ich schon sehr traurig denn ich gebe mir schon Muehe :-)

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