This is one of my garden beds that I am very happy with right now. This reminds me more of a spring garden than a winter garden. It also makes me thinking that I really should take more pictures of broad views of the garden each month for the records.
With a relative mild winter, this year the agaves did not get any frost bites. I expect they will grow much larger this year. Bulbine plants and Indian blanket flowers are mingled with them quite nicely.
This corner used to be a boring spot with a rain barrel nearby and a gutter downspout next to the fence. Now the downspout extension is covered with the purple hearts (Tradescantia pallida) trailing over from the other side of garden bed, and blooming begonia flowers. Now I found I often stop to smell the fragrance of the begonia every time I walk by.
Another begonia is in blooming... Love two tone shades of the flower. Pink and red, perfect for the Valentine's Day!
This geranium was bought last winter. When summer came, it barely had any leaves left under Florida heat. I did not pull it out since I still saw the life out of it. Now it rewards me again with the beautiful flowers. I will plant something around it when it is ready to retreat back to the ground, so that I won't have any bare spot left in the summer garden.
This new verbena was discovered from a local nursery. Just love the unique shade of the flowers. Another Valentine's color-perfect flower, don't you think?
Oh, I just can not help to bring one more ground orchid home. I am slowly starting a small collection of ground orchids in my garden.
I grow impatiens in the ground, as well as in the containers. This picture contains impatiens from two adjacent containers. Thought it is a nice combination for Valentine's Day too!
The soft pink tone on Kiwi Ti looks even more beautiful under the early morning sunshine.
I am saving the best to the last! My first ever Amazon Lily is in blooming. Love the pure white on this flower. For me, sometimes the white is even more romantic than the red and pink.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!