FIRST off,we here,in West Central Florida,Zone 9B,went straight from Winter to Summer.At least it feels like it.Every day this month has seen above average temperatures.Not to mention that the AC has been running…..alot! And any weeding I didn’t get done….Well,those weeds are now life-sized and threatening to take over my life,not to mention the garden…..My own Little Shop of Horrors….
But the FIRST Plumeria inflo has emerged! You know that has me doing the happy dance,right?
This is the cream/yellow one that I got as a cutting from my Dad.And it’s always the first to put out an inflo.But the red also has inflo’s on it.They’re still small,and numerous.So I didn’t bother taking a photo of them. Sorry….Get over it.You know there will be plenty of photos to come.
The FIRST blooms on the Bird-of-Paradise…
This one has been in the ground since the new pool went in (3 years ago?),and it’s the FIRST it has bloomed.
The FIRST inflo on the orange Plumeria has emerged!
The FIRST time this yellow African Iris Dietes Bicolor has bloomed.
It’s been in the ground also about 3 years,and just when I was ready to rip it out,it bloomed. #toughlove.
And my most favoritest FIRST…
My FIRST Indigo Bunting!
That I’ve ever noticed,anyways…But it took me forever -they don’t like to pose,I guess- ….like all morning….to get a decent photo of this guy.He seemed to be feeding on the seeds of the Lemongrass that I let to go seed.I’ve been meaning to whack it back,but now I’m glad I didn’t.He never went near the feeders.He’s just been there all day. #hoorayforlaziness
Any FIRSTS in your garden?