Blogging has been sparse but there is a reason. The garden is resting for the winter while the gardener has gone south. I never thought being a snowbird would be appealing but it is! I hope to do a little blogging from here to showcase some of the plants. We are on Pass A Grille beach in St. Petersburg. There are some interesting plants that grow in the dunes.
The large plants in the background are Sea grape – Coccoloba uvifera. There are some dune sunflowers and a succulent type with bright red flowers and grasses.
Air plants – Tillandsias – grow in the Live Oaks in some of the neighborhoods not far away. They fall out of the trees after a big windstorm. There are two in this photo nestled in between the orchids I brought south for vacation.
The shells have been amazing here due to some big winds and waves. There is something about the patterns that reminds me of flowers. I experimented with making some “floral designs” from shells.
The tubular ones are actually called banded tulips…
Palms at sunrise
I’ll post more flowers and plants later.