Friday, June 26, 2015

June too soon

 The recent showers have awakened these zephyrantes aka rain lilies. What a show they have put on!

 Teddy has become the official gate keeper!

 In time when I get tired of opening and closing manually,  I will consider automatic openers.
 Even the Postman likes his mailbox!

The official Hurricane season has started. We have had a little rain and the winds are still high.  The fence enclosure and gates have been completed so the postman and dogs are now safe!
Have a great weekend folks!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day June 2015

 Pentas in bloom on fence flower box
 Ground Orchids

 Barbados Amaryllis doing their thing.

 Clerodendron still blooming
 Singapore Plumeria fills the garden with its perfume
 Fallen blooms on the drought torn grass.
 White and yellow plumeria not as highly scented as the Singapore Plumeria
 Mango blooms that will bring forth fruit in another three months
 Impatients brightens this area at the front patio

Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. It is still very hot dry and very windy. We have had some sprinkles but not long enough to see any improvement in the landscape.
I have finally constructed a shade house for my seedlings and I also plan to do some for sale. A shade house is a necessity in the tropics. 
To see more of what is blooming around the world please visit Carol at may dreams gardens
Have a great week friends and please send us some rain if you are getting too much!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 2015

 The first blooms of the Flamboyant
 Cassia Javanica blooming late this year

Dwarf  Alamanda
Star fruit in bloom

Hello and welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. It is hot and dry, very dry with no rain in sight.  The trade winds are very strong so any cloud mass will disappear quickly. I don't know how much longer my plants can take this drought. Please do a rain dance for me!
To see more gardens in bloom please visit Carol at May dreams gardens  Have a great weekend gardening!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Blooms Day April 2015

While in Miami my mother in law had two plants in her garden that blew me away. The clianthus punicerus aka Parrot's beak and the lantern shaped abutilon.  These are plants that are on my must have list.
Clianthus puniceus aka Parrot's beak

Dogwood trees

Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.
I have just returned from the USA after accompanying my sweet mother in law to Miami after spending two weeks with us in Barbados. From Miami I went on to visit some very dear friends in South Boston Virginia. I flew to Raleigh North Carolina the nearest airport to meet my friends whom I hadn't seen for nearly 12 years.  We then drove to South Boston which was an hour and a half away.
South Boston is an historic quaint town in Virginia. I noticed many trees covered in white or pink flowers. I later learned they were Dogwoods the official state tree.   
To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol at May dreams gardens.  
Have a great week gardening!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hunte's Gardens revisited part 1

The beautiful picturesque entrance to the great house.
Orchids adorn many seating areas.

 Anthuriums brighten shady spots.

 Begonias and bromeliads

 Ground orchids thriving in this environment.
Variegated elephant ears (alocasia) providing shade from the sun.
 Torch gingers tall and stately.
Ornamental bananas
Hubby and I took his mother to a mystical place yesterday, Hunte's Gardens in the parish of St. Joseph. Located deep in a gully and brought to life by the owner Anthony Hunte a pioneer landscape artist and nurseryman.
 This is a must for anyone who loves gardens. You can bring a picnic basket and have lunch with nature.  
Admission $30.00 BDS or $15.00 USD