Friday, September 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day September 2017

 Red coreopsis
 An unusual coloured passion fruit. At first I thought it was a tomato on the ground and was wondering how the hell did it get under my passion fruit vine!
Pink  Asters

 Yellow miniature rose
 King of Siam water lily
 Avocados will soon be ready
 Pink Pride of Barbados
 Old faithful always ready to please
Yellow Tecoma grown from seed.

Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens! I would like to extend my sincerest sympathies for the people  of the Caribbean and the USA who were in the path of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose.  Because of Barbados' position in the Atlantic Ocean hurricanes tend to pass to the north or if they do pass over us they are not very developed and are tropical storms. 
 We did get some well needed rain with Harvey but to see the devastation Harvey wrecked in Texas was unimaginable.  
The Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Anguilla, Cayman islands, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Haiti, BVI, USVI, Bahamas , St. Maarten, St. Bartholomew, Saba  the devastation is around 95%.  This is  a year many will never forget and many who claim that climate change is not real should rethink again. Islanders are strong and will rebuild again. The vegetation will rebound and in a few years providing there are no more hurricanes of that magnitude. 
To see what is blooming in other gardens please go over to visit Carol at may dreams gardens.
Have a great weekend and those of you who can assist the islands that were devasted in any way please do.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day July 2017

 The mango season has come to an end and you can bet how happy I am!
 This volunteer lisanthus in full bloom in a pot.
 Colourful Zinnias
 White mandevilla
 Pink mandevilla
 flame celosia

 Dragon fruit aka pitaya
 Royal Poinciana aka flamboyant, gul mohur in its element!

 Lagerstromeia speciosa aka queen of flowers
 West Indian bay leaf tree in bloom
 White mussenda
 Pink mussenda
 Tropical hydrangea
 Yellow alamanda and glaphima glauca aka showers of gold
 Tree jasmine
 My guards and partners in crime, Reds and Yoda!
 Young Carambola fruit

Fruit bats damage  to the carambola. I will be lucky to get any this season.

Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.  It has been horribly hot the past week and that was due to a tropical wave in the area. It has passed us with very little rain. 

OnThursday I had a group visit from retirees from the UWI  who were touring the island. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
 To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol the brainchild of GBBD at may dreams gardens. Have a great weekend gardening!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Rainy days and Sundays

  I am growing Rudbeckia for the first time. The seeds were given to me by my mother who sadly passed away in February this year.
 Dwarf sunflowers pygmy
 This lovely celosia is a volunteer an offspring of many I grew last year.
 The arbour now has a yellow mandevilla running on it and some ponds on the side adding interest.
 Dragon fruit aka pitaya

 Mamey sapote fruiting for the first time.
Recent rains have filled the ground pond and we will soon be seeing water lilies appearing.

Hello folks, we had some real rain yesterday and last week due to tropical waves in the area. The island was on flood watch until 6 pm yesterday. On Friday it rained all day and I made some soup. It was deeelicious! I will post the recipe later.

Wishing you all a great week gardening!