|Lemon chiffon yellow water lily|
|Another lost tag orchid :(|
this one just loves to bloom :)
|Our black ironwood tree in the front yard has|
tiny lime green flowers all over it which the
bees absolutely love! This is a perfect tree
for small yards! Plant Creations in
Homestead is where we purchased this lovely!
|The owner of Talay Thai restaurant gave me|
this little gem of a dendrobium orchid (amazing
place to eat btw!) The flowers are pale purple that
grow on long spikes. The sun was brilliant bright
but you can see the flower spikes in bloom & its
growing two more spikes full of flowers! This
orchid blooms 2-3 times a year, it just LOVES
showing off! lol :))
|The bright yellow lime leaves are show stoppers while the dark black berries are hiddenunderneath. The flowers & berries actually grow|
right on the branches. Very cool! We bought
our trees from Plant Creations in Homestead!
A "must go" for all gardners!
|Our little Nam Doc Mai mango tree dropped|
all it's blooms earlier this year due to anthracnose
disease, oh so sad, no mangoes for us. :( Well
not quite, as we were able to eat some extremely
delicious mangoes thanks to Hatcher Mango Hill in
Lake Worth. Though Mother Nature always has
a way to surprise us! With the spurts of rain we
have been getting, guess who is flowering!?! Yes
our little Nam Doc Mai mango tree.
|So I have gone against my "no spraying" policy|
(for this tree only) in order to save the mango
blooms & hopefully we will have a late
mango harvest this year after all! So
stay away Tropical storm Emily!!!!
|A couple of Florida native orchids I put|
in our Desert Cassia tree. Unbelievable
how fast the rooted to the tree! Match
made in heaven!
|This super cute palm is a Watermelon Palm, Chambeyronia|
macrocarpa, that has done really well here. I purchased
this way cool palm from Tropical Gardens of Maui. Yes,
this palm traveled all the way from Hawaii as a tiny
seedling (~14 inches high). My how it's grown!
This is a very slow growing understory palm but a "must
have" for all collections. New fronds are bright red &
the exterior top trunk is dappled greens just like a watermelon.