Our rather upside down winter and early spring have contributed to some unexpected color combinations in the garden this week. I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed by them or if I should just enjoy them while they last! The azaleas are flowering on time but my terrestrial orchids, of which I have large clumps, have also suddenly burst out into their lovely orange shades, but about a month early. This isn’t supposed to happen!
Once the brashness of the Azaleas is over things should return to normal and then these orchids will coordinate better with the yellows and reds that usually brighten up this bed. As I look at these photos again however I think that maybe these crazy colors are beginning to grow on me!
Even the cardinals are adding pops of color amongst the flowers.
Azaleas and their bright green new growth means that spring has definitely arrived in Central Florida. I’m loving the blue skies, warm sun and the beginnings of new leaves on the trees.
Bees are everywhere enjoying the new flowers….
on the Mystic Spires Salvia…..
The container plants….
…..and the lemon blossom just beginning to open.
I’ve been trying to tidy some of the roses since I got back from New York, but some of them are flowering so well at the moment that I hate having to cut the flowers off.
Le Vesuve is another intense color right now and clashes with its own red thorns and new growth.
I enjoyed two big sprays from La Marne rose in the courtyard for a few days and then decided I had to tidy it so I cut the sprays off and continue to enjoy their color inside.
After those bright colors lets cool down with a little white Nemesia…!
Have a lovely weekend!