April in Jenna’s Garden

Jenna and her husband live in a neighborhood 

with large lots and many trees. We have visited her 

garden several times. All photos courtesy of Jenna Bell.



Jenna shared some of her latest blooms including her roses above.






Her amaryllis is gorgeous too. (Amaryllis are a tropical flower that can grow in the ground here in Florida.)










She has several pots of geranium on her deck.






Like last year, they are helping protect Monarch chrysalis by moving them into the garden shed to the underside of  the shelf.  They leave the door ajar so the emerging butterflies can leave and fly into the garden.












I hoped you enjoyed our little visit to Jenna’s garden.















Stay safe and happy.





We’ll end with a sunset on the Gulf of Mexico.











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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

26 thoughts to “April in Jenna’s Garden”

  1. All these dainty pinks made my heart flutter! Love it so much! That tomato sure looks plump and juicy and those pupas had me flinching (I’m so weird, I don;t know why I’m afraid of them)

  2. Gorgeous sunset! In just the last few days we’ve found a few monarch caterpillars in our back yard. My wife is worried that they won’t have enough to eat.

    1. Moanch butterflies only lay eggs on milkweed and caterpillars only eat milkweed. If this were regular time, I would say go buy a couple of milkweed bushes and let them eat them to the ground. Once they are butterflies they will take nectar from other plants. The chemicals in milkweed give the Monarch is distinctive colors. It’s supposed to tell other predators “I taste bad” according to experts.

  3. What beautiful photos! Such a lovely garden and so nice to see the butterfly too! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend 🙂

  4. Jenna has a beautiful garden Carol. The flowers are in such beautiful hues 🙂 …….. but what I loved most is how they have made it a safe haven for the Monarchs

    1. they read several years ago about how many monarch chrsalis die from predators and then began moving them from the garden to a safer spot – they love seeing them fly out into the garden

  5. Pretty flowers! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 16 for Gardening, open April 30 to May 10. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.

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