A sure sign of Spring in Florida-outside of the heat-is the blooming of the Confederate Jasmine Trachelospermun jasmiodes and the Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens.
The aroma is overwhelming….
This vine is growing on a series of trellises surrounding the vegetable garden.
When I’m in the vegetable gardening,the scent is so incredible! As a double bonus, it brings the pollinators in as well.
Also,blooming is the Coral Honeysuckle.
This one is growing on a trellis hiding the propane tanks and the recycle containers.The hummingbirds love it!
Now,if only I could capture a photo of them feeding on it…..
The Simpson’s Stopper Myrcianthes fragrans is also blooming.
The tiny sputnik-type flowers,on this Florida native,will soon be followed by red berries,which the birds will devour in a day.
The irises are putting on their Spring show….
And the hibiscus have started their Spring bloom….
But the surest sign of the return of warm weather is the return of the Caladiums….
This is “Miss Muffet.”
Any signs of Spring in your garden?