Rain lilies (Zephyranthes) opened after a good rain. I only had one rain lily last year, and this year I bought one small pot from my favorite nursery, and came home found there were more than two dozen of bulbs packed in! I planted them on the border of my flower bed. They were still quite young. Expecting next year they can really make the show when they multiply more and open flowers all together.
Meems at Hoe and Shovel got me hooked on caladiums with her beautiful caladium pictures in her garden. I do not have much shade or partial area in my garden, but I still managed to squeeze about 75 bulbs into different flower beds and containers.
I think this is ‘Florida Cardinal’.
Meems also sent me some of her favorite ‘Miss Muffet’ caladium. They blend in the Bromeliad corner so nicely . Just love the texture and the color! Thanks, Meems!
I need to buy more of these. This year it was sold out on the online store when I was ready to put the order.
The same bromeliad corner from another angle. The white caladium in the distant is ‘White Christmas’.
Don’t know what is the name of this caladium.
This is what happened when you bought those “mixed” packages, and had no idea what would come up when you planted. Maybe I should sort them out before they disappear to the ground this fall, so that I can have more planned color arrangement next year.
Although I don’t mind this combination in the container…
Firespike (Odontonema strictum) is setting lots of flower scapes. Hope I can see hummers visiting this one soon.
Self seeded white Zinnias and pink Vincas are becoming a nice combination in this flower bed.
I tucked different types of house plants into this container and now it mixes with all different textures and colors together quite nicely. Sometimes simply throwing something together might not be a bad thing.
Yay! Finally I got several shots of a Monarch butterfly on my Zinnias! Not very clear shots, but I was so happy that I finally found some butterfly other than ‘White Peacock’ visiting my garden, and I was able to capture it in my picture.
Now we have more rain, Ground orchids are picking up the speed to shoot more flower scapes.
It is nice to see this Griffinia liboniana is reblooming!
My family is going away for a two week vacation starting this weekend. We are going to visit YellowStone, Grand Canyon and other national parks in the West. Kids are excited, and me too!
This raining season came just in time, so that I don’t need to worry too much about my garden.
If I don’t post again before I go, Happy 4th of July, and Happy Gardening, my friends!