Thursday, January 31, 2013

Winter Flower Garden

While so many gardens in the US are covered in mulch for a long winter's sleep, here in central Florida, our flower garden has come alive with amazing color.

Our Pericallis hybrid daises are so vivid they almost glow like neon in the evenings.

It's so hot here in the summer that flower gardening is a real challenge so I really enjoy these milder temperatures (high 70s/low 80s) during the winter months.

For our flowers, we've carved out a small plot in front of our guest cottage and enclosed it with decorative wrought iron fencing (to keep the wild boar and other critters from trampling the blooms).

We have several pieces of statuary in the garden, including this iron sign with words from Dorothy Frances Gurney's "God's Garden" poem:

...And this little guy:

And our bird bath that is normally dry because the water constantly evaporates.

Hoping you have a happy, sunny day!


Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Your garden is lovely, mine is all dead right now! And that frame you made is Gorgeous, I love it!!

Missy Shay said...

How fun to have flowers all year long! I have a black thumb and kill everything!

Paula Parrish said...

Hey Girl, your flower garden is very lovely. Love the statue with the bunnies, so cute. ;o)

Michaele said...

What a CUTE little boy statue! Love the garden sign also. You are much farther ahead than us. Lucky!

Anonymous said...

We are covered in snow...everything is white! It's nice that you shared your blooming colours!
Thank you.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina