Winter has Camellias and Tea Olive for
beautiful blooms and marvelous scent.
We have Evergreens and we have Camellia blooms and an occasional brave Gerbera Daisy but never such lushness as is seen in Spring and Summer.
From late spring through the summer, my favorite rose is Belinda's Dream, among others.
Agapanthus and a Butterfly, May.
I planted Agapanthus seeds. So far there's one tiny seedling,
Larkspur disguises ripening spring daffodil foliage.
Oakleaf hydrangea in the distance.
Gulf Muhly grasses emerging from roots.
The box and wisteria at upper left, taken out.
My biggest spring project was to prune Camellias into trees.
In late fall, I transplanted some suckers, with mild success.
I planted out two-year seedling Camellias, none more than 6" tall.
2013 was a year for editing, and I'm still considering plants and shrubs that may go.
In July, I pruned Gardenias waist-high so they wouldn't hide Spring's Azalea show.
They grew back more quickly than I expected; Azaleas will once again hide behind a wall of green.
Crinum lily Jagus, fragrance of vanilla.
A good year for true Lilies; Orania was quite spectacular.
Here's a link to June's Mid-Summer Bloom Day Beauties
Lycoris squamagera with coordinating Daylily, Byzantine Emperor.
Brugmansias and Daturas have delicious nighttime fragrance. Tithonia attracted butterflies along with Lantana, Pentas and Porterweed.
First time in years to see a Zebra Longwing here.
Crape Myrtle and Salvia Leucantha --
colors of Autumn
White Camellias, my favorite. No fragrance.
At the opposite time of year, June's Gardenias take your breath away with their sweet smell.
Have you reviewed your 2013 Garden?