Welcome to my little slice of Florida!
I do not love the Ocala brick that my house and Mermaid Shed is built with, so if you look in the corner you will see the creeping fig. I have discovered that it loves it here and it can cure a multitude of ills. I am covering everything in this house that I do not like with it. Be Careful if you plant it on the ground around trees because it will quickly climb and overcome the tree. Trust me... do not ask... but it cost me a lot of money!
My new Christmas puppy, Moses, is standing in front of my beautiful Ginger. I was supposed to cover it today because we are supposed to get in the 30s and 40s here over the next few days.... I didn't. These tropicals are really good until it gets in the 40's .
This is in my backyard and I get great joy looking out at it.
I have a viburnum hedge, then I have a combination of spathiphilum (Peace Plant), crotons, and ginger. I used to loathe croton because they are done to death in the Florida landscape, however, I really like them combined here. I think this is a perfect trio, but it will freeze and did I mention that I did NOT COVER THEM TODAY!!! I am going to be so mad at myself if they get burned.
Being from Savannah, I love dogwoods, Magnolias and hydrangeas. I have planted them numerous times and moved them all over my garden and I cannot grow them here. I do have azaleas and a lone Magnolia... they are holding their own, but certainly not flourishing. I keep telling them to bloom where they are planted, but they won't listen.
Here is the thought for the day, Lets all bloom where we are planted!