Early Plumeria Flowers

Plumeria is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. Most species are deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tropical species are indigenous to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and as far south as Brazil, but are grown as cosmopolitan ornamentals in warm regions. Common names for plants in the genus vary widely but Frangipani or variations on that theme are the most common.

April is still the dry season here in Central Florida with few rainy days and lots of blue skies.

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April Garden Flowers

(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.)

The white frangipani (Plumeria alba) is a deciduous plumeria tree that is native to tropical areas. 

 

 

Today I’m sharing a few photos taken during the month of April in my central Florida tropical garden. Let’s start with my amaryllis.

 

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Spring Dining Table With April Bouquet

Yesterday I went as usual to the Tasty Tuesday’s farmer’s market. Local vendors who grow produce without chemicals offer seasonal veggies, some fruits, and home crafted items. One particular grower also offers flower bouquets. This week his amaryllis were blooming and I couldn’t resist the beautiful bouquet with double amaryllis.

 

 

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