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.
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