|The elusive night flowering cactus|
|Nothing better than napping in the palms|
|I think this is Jasmine. It's right by the pool and smells heavenly|
|Frangipani.....one of the most delicious smells ever in a flower|
|The bloom of a pygmy palm|
|We planted a hedge of hibiscus for privacy|
|This one grows in the vacant house next door.|
The Florida garden is a constant surprise and delight. Since most of the plantings were here when we bought the house, we have been lucky to just arrive and enjoy the gorgeous mix of native plants that are growing in abundance. We placed a hammock in a shady corner and can look up into the giant cactus that hovers over it. The cactus has many buds, but I never see the flowers open and often see the dead heads on the ground. The lawn guy told it it flowers at night and upon night time inspection I did notice it was in bloom. The blooms lasted into mid morning when they closed up again. It has the most gorgeous flower. The hibiscus continue to bloom, as well as jasmine and Frangipani-a flower I have only recently discovered. The garden is always full of birds and I've just hung a birdfeeder full of sunflower seeds. My neighbor has many wild parrots at his feeder, and I am trying to entice them over the fence.