Once again, I am joining Susan at Simply Susan! to show my favorites of this month.
From top left clockwise: Cats' Wiskers (Orthosiphon stamenis) seems very happy with the new partial shade spot in my new sidegarden bed. One kind of ground orchid is also at the blooming peak. Torenia is my new favorite in the garden. It really brings lots of color into the shady spot of the garden. Angelonia angustifolia is the new addition to the garden. Datura metel double layered huge trumpet shaped flower sometimes looks so unreal, yet just gorgeous! Siam Tulip (Curcuma alismatifolia) is also my new favorite of this month.
The above are my heat loving favorites. From top left clockwise: Zinnia, Allamanda (It has been blooming so flower prolifically!), another type of zinnia (a gift from my son); Marigolds has passed its peak time, but now I have lots of seeds for the new season. Canna Lily (Bengal Tiger) is soaring high into the sky. My biggest zinnia in the garden!
My favorite foliage: From top left clockwise: Crotons (can you believe they were just bare sticks after our January freeze?), Charmed Wine Oxalis, young caladium leaves hidden among the ornamental sweet potato leaves, Brazilian Red Hots (Alternanthera), more Caladiums!
Here comes more of my favorite foliage:
From top left clockwise: Coleus, Bromeliad (Neoregelia X Ultima), Coleus, Bromeliad (Neoregelia Tequila), Bromeliad (Neoregelia spectabilis), coleus.
Center: Two kinds of bromeliad (identification, anybody?).
What are your favorites for this month?