Greet The Day In The Garden

I live in Central Florida, growing zone 9B which is semi-tropical. Amaryllis is a subtropical bulb that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is native to South Africa. It is grown as a potted plant in most parts of the United States but can also be grown outdoors year round in warm areas like Florida. Amaryllis sold at Christmas are FORCED bulbs. Blooming season is January to June.

If I want to enjoy the garden in the summer here in central Florida, I usually go out early in the morning. The heat and humidity in July is extreme, and the extreme brightness of the sun during the day makes taking photos much harder. This morning I went out just after sunrise to greet the day.

As I shared before, I had red amaryllis blooming for the first 2 to 3 weeks of July. This is late for them, but I consider it a blessing. Amaryllis is one of my favorite flowers.

I have a perwinkle or vinca that is constantly in bloom.

My rosemary bush has lots of tiny white flowers.

Thanks for the visit. I hope you drop by again soon.

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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.

24 thoughts to “Greet The Day In The Garden”

  1. What a wonderful garden. It looks like a great place to hang out in the cool of the morning.

  2. Oh, to be able to grow amaryllis and rosemary outside like you can – enjoyed those blooms. I really do enjoy seeing plants outside that are houseplants for me. (Rosemary we can grow outdoors in summer but it won’t survive our winters). Alana ramblinwitham

  3. I’ve been to Florida once in August, and it was certainly very hot and very humid as the day progressed. Getting up and out early seems like the thing to do to enjoy some outside time in your beautiful garden. Your flowers are so colorful and I’m sure bring you a lot of joy. Enjoy!

  4. You can experience the morning air, the joy of taking care of your wonderful garden, being in touch with nature is so important. Your love of your garden speaks through your photography. Enjoy!

  5. Beautiful blooms, Amaryllis blooms are fantastic. I have never seen Rosemary blooming. The white blooms of rosemary looks so attractive. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.

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