I am taking a break from gardening this winter, even though it is not a cold winter, I was hesitant to go out and ‘work’. I tend to get carried away and before I realize, I trim and cut and chop and do all those things one should not do to plants if there is still a danger of frost. Of course we did not get frost this season
But the plants are forgiving and did not mind my inactivity and I was able to catch up on my reading.
March is the blooming month of cold loving orchids and Amaryllis, Citrus and Camellia. The Starburst Clerodendrum is just about done blooming. Soon it will be cut back to grow nice and lush, dark green leaves with maroon colored undersides.
Dendrobium nobile ‘Ester Brosche’ is putting on her yearly show:
a closer look at one of her blossoms
The pink firespike is waiting for the Hummingbirds
And of course Amaryllis are flowering everywhere in Myrtle Glen
Cotton balls are still hanging on from last fall, I did not cut them off for the benefit of the critters
Hippeastrum “Garden Pink”
Orchid Vanda terete ‘Diana’ did not stop blooming throughout the winter months
This Farfugium giganteum was a gift from a dear gardening friend
The small patio citrus ‘Meyer Lemon’ in loaded with flowers, buds, tiny green fruit, and still carries juicy lemons from last season. The fruit keep well on the tree, making it possible to have fresh lemons at all times.
Camellia ‘Lady Vansittart’ has different colored flowers on one plant
Phaius orchids are getting ready to bloom, I love the tall flower spikes.
This one is Phaius grandifolius ‘Alba’, pure white and lime green.