It is always hard for gardeners to pick their favorites... I am no exception! When I was looking through my photo collection taken this month, I have to say I love each and every one of them!
If I have to choose...
After a couple of months' rest, this golden shrimp plant (camaron amarillo) started blooming prolifically again. I love those little white flowers peeking through the yellow bracts.
A big salute to this Jatropha tree for it stood the cold weather for me and producing these cheerful red flowers non-stopping the whole winter!
Oh, this golden yellow double layer Kalanchoe (长寿花) is really my favorite among the favorites! Its lovely color and bloom reminds me of something that a bride may hold in her wedding, only if it is larger :) I have purchased this for two weeks, and the blossoms are still looking like new.
This combination of Diamond Frost and Orange Marmalade Crossandra in a container was toasted in January freeze, and they are recovering quite nicely.
Another one of my favorite among the favorites! (Am I allowed to say this twice??) This dipladenia pink (红蝉花/双腺藤/飘香藤) is a reliable non-stopping bloomer in my garden. I love to see its color changes from deep pink (almost red) on buds to the light pink of fully opened flower. The foliages are always shiny dark green.
I took this Petunia pictre in a rainy day. Aren't they pretty with those dark pink veins and dotted rain drops?
I love white bloomings although I don't have too many of them in my garden. This voila looks so delicate, but they are surprisingly tough and productive. The plant originally came in a little six inch pot. After I planted it in the ground, it has spread to one foot acorss, and has been blooming like crazy. I have been collecting the seeds from it, so that next fall I can have a lot more of these lovely white flowers in my garden.
This Inca Lily (Alstroemeria) has been blooming its heart out! I should try to take some as cutting flowers to put in a vase so that I can enjoy its beauty even I am not in the garden. Not sure how it will react when Florida's weather heats up though... I may plant it into a shady place after it is done blooming.
Last but certainly not the least, two variety of lettuce that have been filling my tiny veggie garden since the fall. Don't they look just like flowers?
LECHGA Four Seasons (Beautiful & Delicious)