If you read Wednesday's Travel Post, you would know that I was in Florida last week. Every morning my husband and I would get up before dawn and take a long walk through the neighborhoods and streets of Winter Park, Florida. I don't know how much cardio exercise I really got, because I think I stopped every ten seconds to take a picture.
So for this week's garden post, instead of featuring my own garden flowers, I wanted to show you what I discovered on our morning walks. Now I didn't want to walk carrying my heavy DSLR with me, so all these pictures were taken with my IPhone, hence the quality of the photos isn't quite as good.
Being born and raised in Wisconsin, I have no experience or knowledge whatsoever of tropical plants so I am not even going to attempt to 'educate' you on the names or habits of these plants. However, if I have readers who do live in warmer climates that recognize some of these plants, I'd love to hear from you! If you identify some of them for me, I will go ahead and edit my post.
The purple flower in the picture above was a bush right in front of my daughter's house. The flower reminded me of a phlox.
Next to the house next door a grapefruit tree was growing.
We visited a mega church in Orlando and although we didn't care for the church, we loved the entrance to the church. It had beautiful water fountains, benches, and flowers gracing each side of the walk way.
So what about you? Do you recognize any of these tropical flowers? Do you grow annuals in the south (I suppose in warm climates, you don't even call them annuals for they would be perennials for you)? I'd love to hear from you?
Have a great day! Amy
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