Welcome to The Hot, The Loud, And The Proud! This is the last post of 2010! I’m showing my small garden…a garden of a strip of soil here and there! Although I crib about the space, I still tend to fill it up with flowers, and more flowers! Red Bleeding Hearts/Clerodendrum speciosum near my gate next to white and pink bougainvillea.
A tiny space near the front gets direct sunlight only in the afternoons. My welcome feature consists of terracotta duck-shaped planters, a fish, pebbles, rocks and ferns on a tree stump. You can see some of the greenery reflected on the window pane.
Remember my tomato patch? Well, the strip continues right up to the front yard and I’ve filled up another strip with dahlias on the right and assorted plants on the left. On the far left you can see some potted cockscomb plants. Here’s a close shot below.
The marigolds that I started from seed are beginning to bloom next to the guava tree.
Another kind of clerodendrum (C. splendens) that blooms in winter has hundreds of red buds!
Blood red hibiscus buds.
I hope you’ve enjoyed going through these images. My space is more of utility rather than aesthetics but some day I hope to make it attractive by using ideas that I see on all your beautiful blogs. As the year ends I hope I’ll always be inspired by the gardens that I visit and that every passing year there’ll be an additional feature that might come from one of yours! Provided that it doesn’t take up a lot of space!!
To see blooms and gardens around the world, please head over to Noel Morata’s A Plant fanatic In Hawaii.
Thank you for stopping by. Wish you a wonderful 2011!!