I finally moved some plants out of my only partial-shade corner in the existing flower bed. Now the rest of bromeliads got to get out of the small pots they were in, and have a spot in this "new" area. I will call it "Bromeliad Corner" :)
From another direction:
I know I might not have left enough space between the plants (no surprise to this new gardener with very limited garden space). My hope is when the pups grown out of the mother plants, if they can not find enough space to expand, they might grow vertically, especially for those on the back against the fence. I am sure I will post more update pictures later to track the progress of this corner. This is not all my bromeliad collection. I still have some others planted in the front yard, and other areas of the garden.
There were another two things that got me excited this past weekend.
Found a daylily plant hidden in the big box store corner! After I drooled over (and sighed) so many gorgeous daylily pictures in other bloggers' posts over the past month, I finally got my very first daylily!!! Yes, it might be a very common one, but the first is always the best (at least for me), and this is the only one I saw for sale!
|daylily 'stella' (Hemerocallis)|
Found another plant that I have been looking for in the same store: Cat Whiskers (Orthosiphon stamenis). The first time I saw this plant was at Miami Fairchild Botanical Garden a month ago. I adored the shape of this plant then, and the white is always something I sought for. So no surprise this plant followed me home!
|Cat Whiskers (Orthosiphon stamenis)|
Garden creatures are very active these days...
Maybe because of the rainy season, everyday I can see so many dragonflies in my garden. Today I even saw three dragonflies in the same plant!
This bird was walking by the lake outside of the backyard. Yes, we call the man-made big pond in the community "lake" here, so the builder can claim that they are selling "lake view" properties :) What is the name of this bird please?
I will soon have a three-week out-of-country vacation coming. There are so many things in the garden that I want to take care of before I leave. Wish the weather can be a little more cooperative for me to work in the garden a little longer...