Tuesday, May 26

The Rest Of It...

What a weekend! Storms, lightening, wind...just incredible! Some areas close to us had 40 inches of rain in the past few days. I can't begin to imagine what they are dealing with as they try to save their personal possesions...

But...I left you standing at the backyard gate! Let's get this done, shall we???

The Hub is wild about color. Wants lots of it and all different. Now, I like color as much as the next person, but to have different flowers all the same color is a bit more to my liking. I would love to have all white...many different types of flowers, but all white. "Too boring" says The Hub...so we have a festival going on back here!!

Now...we do agree on one thing...we love vines and the way they look and just seem to have a mind of their own. We planted 2 different vines next to each other and allowed them to grow together...pretty pink Mandivilla....

And bright yellow Alamandan (is that right??)

Aren't they pretty together :)

This is one of The Hub's all time faves...Red Geranium...just one big pot full!

We can't talk about The Hub's faves without mentioning his real passion..Plumeria!! Ever heard of it?? This little white flower started it all...given to us by some very sweet neighbors about 7 years ago...growing in an old coffee can!

These are the flowers that are used to make Hawaiin Lei's! They each have a different fragrance from lemon to peach and the colors/varieties are endless.

To say The Hub was a bit...ummmm...obsessed...is putting it mildly! After starting some from seed and buying cuttings online and visiting a special nursery on the other coast, we had a virtual Plumeria forest. Orchard. Farm. I don't know what to call it, but we had about 75 of these freakin' trees!!

He has finally made some tough decisions and thinned out the herd. We are down to about 30 now...but as they begin to bloom, and you get a whiff of those little sweeties it's tough not to see the beauty. I guess I just didn't need to see it 75 times. :)

I don't know what this is, but it is used in landscaping here in Central FL very often. The little white flowers wave in the breeze...they appear in the morning and close up in the afternoon sun. (notice that "pipe furniture" in the porch?? ick.)

And...what is that???

Yep...you can see it better now, can't you???

Is that Pest Control or what??

No garden or landscaping area is safe from The Hub. "It's the element of surprise" he says. What's the surprise...that he's crazy??? (love you, Hub)

I've kept you so long...here's the last of it! This is planted down near the sea wall...Love. It. The flowers really are that deep purple....so pretty...and blooms all year down here.

And, here's the view...you can't get much luckier than this! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Love the Mandivilla too! Not so sure about the "surprise" lurking in the bushes. :)

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Your garden looks like my idea of heaven. Well...without that strange little "element of surprise", of course. lol

I wanted to come by and thank you for your kindness during this difficult time. I've felt great comfort in knowing that you care. I apologize for not contacting you sooner. I feel like I've been swimming around in a vat of glue or something. I guess it's safe to say I've been experiencing a touch of depression here lately, but things are starting to look better. My daughter is doing well and that's the main thing. Our family losing Russell was awful, but watching my daughter's world crumble around her was probably worse. To see her in such horrific pain was...well...it was not something I ever want to witness again. Way too much hurt.
Anyway, thanks for your kindness during this time.
I hope to be back up and running on a more normal basis soon. I've missed blogging! :)


Susie Q said...

Hey there sweet lady! I love your garden. I too often desire an all white and green garden with, maybe, a touch of some third color. But dies the family agree with this? Nope so here and there are other colors popping out this time of year. But it IS pretty and yours is glorious! You can grow all sorts of things I can't up here and I love seeing that. Plumeria IS so lovely....we used to have a lot of it when we lived South.


Sandi McBride said...

Okay, I'm loving it girl...especially Mr Scary Man in the garden...yes, love it!!!
The flowers are too pretty for words, so I won't even try!