Blooms in the Rainforest Garden
The ubiquitous spring blooming shrub around here is the azalea, especially in older neighborhoods. I love the reliable evergreen foliage so much that I often forget to look forward to its display of flowers!
In front of some kurume azaleas are these fabulous orange reed stem epidendrums. For the record, I barely kept my existing container alive this winter, since we used its weight to hold down the drop cloth used for frost protection. Luckily I found some more!
Though pink and orange aren't necessarily seen as a desirable color combo, I don't see any reason that they wouldn't work together. After all, red and orange are next to each other on the color wheel, and pink is just a watered down version of red. What do you think?
It seems that my Epidendrum radicans is ready for its close-up. Even if it just ends up being an annual for me, it was still worth the $6 for three seasons of interest.
Speaking of seasonal interest, I've recently come to accept these cool season annuals for the color they bring to winter here in Northeast Florida. Yes, I am a sellout.
The flowers of weeping yaupon holly are often described as "insignificant" but the droves of honeybees would beg to differ. So would my nose.
Yes, I know that I've already shared photos of thesebromeliads, but I don't care. I also want to thank you all for helping me identify my Aechmea Gamosepala "Giant Form" and Quesmea "Lymanii", respectively.
Since The Rainforest Garden is actually forty minutes away at my parent's place, I never got to see this "Double Delight" rose bloom.
Luckily, my mom sent me a photo from her cell phone camera! The bloom started out white, turned yellow, and finally crimson red. I've never been much for roses, but I think that one great rose shouldn't get in the way of my tropical look. If only I got to see it for myself!
Even though I miss seeing the blooms at my folk's place, blooms like this Dendrobium parishii keep me happy on my balcony.
If you have any pictures of your garden, please share them on the Rainforest Garden Facebook Page! Many of you have sent me such wonderful pictures, but I crave more... MORE!