These first weeks of September have brought over eight inches of rain to My Garden Path. The backyard gardens are on a slope which drains well from the house but then becomes boggy toward the back fence area. Standing water, mosquitos and squishy conditions have kept me out of the backyard.
This is a good time to walk around and see how the front gardens are growing. The many rain storms have made these plants very happy.
The little Australian Tree Fern is getting taller. It is one of the few plants I covered during the freezes this past winter. I really want it to live up to the 'Tree' in its name.
The Billbergia pyramidalis, are blooming right on time. They are commonly known as 'hurricane bromeliads' because they bloom during the hurricane season. All the rainstorms have provided the perfect conditions for them to bloom.
More happy tropicals are growing and blooming on the other side of the driveway. That Aechmea fasciata bloom has been around for months now. I love that it is so long lasting. The Billbergia blooms fade within the week of their appearing. But they are eye-catching when they all bloom together.
Caladiums are still lending their color to the landscape but some are beginning to lie down in preparation for their winter's sleep.
As the weather clears up a bit this coming week, weeding, edging and trimming are on my agenda. Starting new veggie seeds to replace those that drowned is planned too. What's the weather like in your garden?