Monday, February 14, 2011

Garden Valentines

Valentine's Day in a Florida garden is traditionally the time it is finally safe to think about spring.

Camellia Sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'
 Signs of life are budding out on previously cold ravaged stems.  Flower buds are showing up  promising springtime blossoms. 

Rosa 'White Out'
 The temperatures are just delightful here in central Florida.  The coming week is forecast to be in the 70's during the day and the 50's at night.  Absolutely perfect gardening weather.

Happy Valentine's Day gardening friends.  I hope you are enjoying all the promise that springtime has to offer.


  1. Beautiful blooms here...our forecast is lower 40's and lower 70's, we will take it!!!!

  2. Happy Valentine's Day Kay...Your camellias are beautiful and the chocolate kisses make me hungry. And, your White out is beautiful, too. Is that rose in the Knock out family? We do have wonderful weather coming this week. I guess we'll all be out in the garden enjoying it.

  3. Yay for spring! It is wonderful that we are in mid-February now and can breathe a sigh of relief. Ooh, love your floating blooms! I have some 'Blue Danube' camellias floating in water in a glass bowl right now as well. : ) No chocolate kisses though. : (

  4. NanaK: Happy Valentine's Day! That Rosa "White out" is so beautiful, I just love the pure white flowers, and it is a ROSE! I have to continue admiring your Camellia from far since I don't see any in my area for sale :(

    Enjoy the upcoming spring!

  5. Woo hoo spring! Happy to have found your blog and look forward to following along, even if I am way jealous of your weather.

  6. Darla - Glad to hear your forecast is a good one too. I think (hope) we are out of the woods of winter and into spring.

    Susan - I have great gardening plans for this coming week and am hoping for the weeks after as well. Yes, White Out is in the Knock Out family. 3'X3' and disease resistant.

    Floridagirl - Actually, I got the idea of floating those blooms from you! I used them as decoration for a Valentine get-together we had.

    Ami - I love White Out as it is a fairly small bush and no disease problems. It blooms constantly. It is a Knock Out variety and so I think it would do well down your way. My daughter found it at a local big box store last May.

    ONG - Thanks for dropping by. As a native Floridian, I can't imagine living "up north" with all that cold weather. I enjoyed visiting your garden via your blog:)

  7. Yep, Spring is in the air! I was throwing Milorganite around with gay abandon today! It must be the glorious, perfect weather. I wish we could grown camellias here, but I don't think we can guarantee sufficient cold.


  8. Penny - Thanks for reminding me to pick-up some Milorganite. Throwing it about with gay abandon is quite the word picture:) BTW - My blue basil seeds are sprouting. I just planted some more this past week. Thanks!

  9. Ah, Kay, sorry I'm late to wish you Happy Valentine's Day. But I mean it from my heart today even so. :-)

    LOVE LOVE this weather. Getting out as much as possible. And getting the hard stuff done. Still working on some lawn removal. I wish I could block off a whole week to ONLY garden. Wouldn't that be great!
    Enjoy it while it last.


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