Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February Blooms!

It's been a very long time since I've had any gardening to write about so Garden Bloggers Bloom Day seem like a good day to start again. I wasn't really expecting to have anything blooming here and was pleasantly surprised to find a pink azalea blooming on the back corner of the house when we got here. It's even prettier today!

That's it for blooms, unless you want to count the yellow weed growing in a pot. Most of the plants here are either dead or in need of severe cutting back and crossed fingers. The next two pictures you can see the front planter full of dead shrubs that we need to replace. You know I'm loving my palm trees!

There are terrible restrictions on the size of the planter you can have out front here but I notice many ignore them. I'll see what I can do with it but I'm not sure I'll ever be happy with such a little space to work with.

This palm still needs to be trimmed. We did borrow a trimmer but even with the ladder it was too high for us to reach. I have a very tall person in mind to take care of it for me.

Here is one of the things I'm going to try and cut back and hope it recovers. I'm afraid it will take me awhile to learn the names of things.

And one finally for today, a photo of our back yard. With the screen room on the side of the house I don't see us using the yard much but it is nice and shady. Not sure what type of pine it is paired with a tropical something that needs attention.

So I have some research to do but I see new plants going in very soon!


  1. Gardening??!?!?! I am SO JEALOUS!!!!

    Oh, it's good to see plants again!

  2. Obviously we won't be doing any outdoor gardening for a while yet, but I am enjoying my indoor "garden" immensely. I just wish there weren't so many restrictions on what size "garden" I am allowed to grow.

    Are you in Florida to stay or will you be coming back north for the warmer months?

  3. We'll be back this summer and decide if we want to keep both places or just one. We'll probably keep both places as long as the grandkids are little but they are growing up fast!

    With all the problems I had with the foot last year I didn't do any gardening so I'll have plenty to keep me busy there when we get back.

  4. Thank you for sharing the photos of your blooms and yard. They are just the brightspot I needed on yet another cold, dreary, winter's day!

  5. Apple! How blessed you are to have such a wonderful warm place!

  6. I'm envious. BTW, I deleted the nice garden blog you and your sister used to have, so we will start fresh here. Please show lots of flowers.