Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Garden bloggers bloom day Dec. 15 2010

This is my first attempt to blog remotely. (see previous post re: climate preference). That's right - I'm in zone 10, though the bizarre and nasty cold-front in FL just crossed into 9b. Just our luck. In any case, it is warmer here than it is at home, and there are quite a few plants in bloom.
Thanks to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Fndn., we were able to appreciate the native plants that support the multitude of habitats on this tiny island. You can see that some of the plants are closely related to VA natives, such as the camphor daisy and dune sunflower. Here, purslane is not invasive, and salvia is native, not "tropical". It's always fun to see plants that we consider annuals growing in their natural habitat. It's especially rewarding to see the habitat preservation and attention to native species. So here's my contribution to gArden bloggers bloom day in sunny Sanibel December 15.


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