Vinca or Periwinkle In The Early Morning

Most mornings I walk in the yard between 8 and 9 am.  Summer in Florida is really hot and I like to get out before the heat and humidity are in the 90’s. Our heat index is in the 100’s. Today’s photos are of the periwinkle (vinca)  which are thriving in the hot, humid weather. I have both purple and white flowers.

The small flowers of this ground cover are numerous and seem never ending.

If you are in an extremely hot or dry spell where you live, I’m wishing you a cooler front with rain.

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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.

34 thoughts to “Vinca or Periwinkle In The Early Morning”

  1. Lovely blooms. Mine aren’t doing so well. They are in containers. Hard to keep the wet enough.
    My begonias are gorgeous though! Thanks for sharing your lovely blooms.

    1. I’m looking forward to cooler weather – A Florida summer is really hot and humid, like living in a steam tent. But my favorite season is spring, I love the spring flowers up north, like tulips! Hope your spring is awesome!

  2. We’re getting the same temps just like you and my flowers, bushes & trees aren’t able to keep up with his heat. Over 100 index is hard for us but heck we’re living. I really love your beautiful flowers Carol. Keep cool.

    Cruisin Paul

    1. more temperate flowers that like your normal temps are frying in the heat – I’ve tried several of them but a Florida summer kills them – that’s why I mostly have tropical plants

    1. They are small flowers used as ground cover. They can grow in a wide range of growing zones. I think they grow in zones down to 4. They self seed and make babies easily. Some people think they are invasive but I like it. I take a baby from one flower bed to another. The purples are from 5 babies Vickie gave me years ago. The white were a gift from God – I guess the seed came on the wind. If it gets too big, pull it up or cut it back. In the fall it is big and half dead. I pull them up and a few babies come back to start again.

  3. Yes… I love this blooms to. They smells very fine and looking beautiful.

    In the early morning it’s possible being outside here. During the hot degrees we stay in our home.

    Have a good week ⛱

  4. Your Vinca is gorgeous. I had a beautiful pot of Vinca but it burned up with these 98 degree temps. The heat index is like 105 lately. And I suppose I should have watered more often. Thank you for sharing at #aclwwcc. I appreciate you.

  5. Such beautiful photos of your pretty flowers. I’ve had enough of winter and I am so looking forward to spring now. Hope you have a great week xx

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