Although I wish this one also can have three or more flowers like 'Apple Blossom", I do love its rich red color. It looks so showy in my fall garden.
This is my first time to grow amaryllis, and currently they are all in their individual containers. I don't know if they will bloom again in the spring. Maybe there won't be enough time for the bulbs to restore the energy for reblooming. We shall see. Should I plant them in the ground after they finish the flowers?
Looking forward to gain some experience of my own to grow the amaryllis...
The weather has been so nice in South Florida recently. I enjoy the cool breeze when working in the garden at night. Yes, I usually work in the garden at night. With a day time job, dinner and kids homework after work, night time is my time to be in the garden, relaxing and happy. Although I also realized that I probably should have planted more white flowers so that I can enjoy more of my garden under the moonlight. Especially after the daylight saving time ended a couple of weeks ago, I often found myself come home in the dark.
That made the morning walks in the garden even more precious. I managed to take some pictures of my new bloomers during some of my "quick" morning garden walks.
Well, this doesn't have the flower, but this variegated Devil's Backbone is showing its pinkish seasonal color. I guess gardeners know more about season changes in Florida.
This double layered hibiscus is the one I started from a cutting. This is its first bloom. I don't know its name, and I am not the fan of the peach color. But my camera found it quite eye catching today...
Double layered impatiens... They love the cool weather as much as I do, and started blooming prolifically recently. When taking the close-ups, they resemble the red rose so much.
Kalanchoes also are the cool weather bloomers. I have three different colors of Kalanchoes, and this golden yellow double layered one is my favorite. Ok, I guess now you know I seem love double layered flowers of any kind, although I think I also love their single versioned counterparts as well.
First helliconia flower! With a tiny garden, I am a little afraid to grow helliconia since they tend to take up lots of space. This one is still in the container. Anybody knows if this one could spread wider and bigger as well?
This Seemannia sylvatica (formerly Gloxinia sylvatica, 红岩桐) is a new addition to the garden. Love its showy red-orange tubular flowers. It is also called as Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia.
I don't have a vegetable garden, but finally I tried to grow hyacinth beans in three containers about two months ago. They are supposed to be the summer vegetables, but in Florida, we are lucky to have long period to grow different vegetables. Look, it is already producing the beans! This bean is what I loved back in China. Stir-frying them with pork stripes taste delicious. This experiment also adds a little more interests into my parents' daily life here. Checking the beans every day in the garden becomes a fun part of their garden walk.
To my friends in United States, Happy Thanksgiving!
To others, Have a good week ahead!