The 85-90° heat has broken!
As I type this, it’s sunny, clear and 71°F, a perfect morning to move around the garden. 🙂 The Super Cosmos (as I call them) are having their fullest/tallest bloom cycle ever, several reaching 10ft!
After conserving energy in the long Florida summer, the vine wall is waking up nicely. Tecoma capensis (aka Cape Honeysuckle) is a particularly welcome sight.
And here it is again, peeking through Passiflora foliage and a string of Ipomoea quamoclit (aka Red Cypress Vine.)
Now this next plant is one I really hate!! Lantana camara is too common and rough-leafed for my taste, but it came with the house and photographs well:
I have strong feelings in the opposite direction for Primrosewillow: love every variety including Ludwegia peruviana, a Category 1 invasive. In my yard it appears only singly/randomly, so I’m not too worried about it…yet. This morning it looked particularly cheery.
I’m thrilled to see a flower forming on the Cattleya hybrid (aka Potinara Elaine TayIor) purchased in February 2013. Like most orchids, it was in bud when I brought it home, but lain dormant ever since!
Cast your eye to the left in the image above. What looks like the trunk of a young tree, is actually a Cosmos stem! (Now you know why I’ve dubbed them “Super!!”) I think there may be wierd, GMO/Monsanto sh*t going on here! 😉
Until next time…
🙂 🙂 🙂