You’ve probably seen on the news that Tropical Storm Emily hit southern Florida yesterday. It was a big surprise. Fortunately it isn’t supposed to get this far north. But I went out and took a bunch of photos of my yard just in case the wind does come through and knock everything down. Thought I’d share them with you!
The trellis with mandevilla, alamanda, and don juan roses. The wind has already knocked off a lot of the flowers. But there are plenty more there! This trellis is really beautiful and everyone that walks by while I’m out there comments on it.
Don Juan Rose–these are the only type of rose that grows here. Believe me, I’ve tried many others!
I also have several hibiscus scattered about.
Love the variegated leaves on this hibiscus.
I’m not sure what kind of hibiscus this is. But it is very cool!
Here’s some other bright spots in the yard.
Coleus. I’m always looking for something to cover up that fence. The fence is there to keep dogs out–not to keep Maggie in. These coleus are doing great and I’m hoping that they get even bigger!
The cosmos didn’t do very well this year. I even planted a couple of new seed packets.
This is a “volunteer”. I had these in a pot and when they started to die, I threw them into my shed garden. That’s where I put all of the discards and a lot of them come back to life.
The only hydrangea I have that has done well this year–the shooting star.
I was just talking to Terry about how most of the banana trees had died. Maybe from Hurricane Hermine last year? Then I went out yesterday and found tiny bananas!
When we bought this house, the yard was dead, no flowers. Lots of jungle that had to be cleared out. But the beautiful trees were there. I think that’s what made me want to live here so much!
Live Oak. We have at least three of these huge old trees in the back yard and more in the front. Covered with resurrection fern and moss. Gorgeous.
Two of the Live Oaks grown up through our deck.
More trees–I think the one in the front is an elm.
Okay. That’s it for this tour. Hopefully this tropical storm and all future ones miss Homosassa!