"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Sunday, April 25, 2010




– Master Po to Kwai Chang Caine. “Kung Fu”

or as my Dad says,”Give it time.”

Just when I was ready to give up on some of the plantings coming back,lo and behold……


The plumerias are finally awakening from their winter slumber.I had just about given up on tem,thinking this past winter was too cold for too long a time.And too many freezes.

But my Dad convinced to hang in there.”They may come back from their roots.Give them time.”

I was convinced this time he was wrong.But this weekend I was pleasantly surprised…….more like jumping for joy….IMG_4636

All of the plumeria have new growth,most from their roots.

What else has decided to join the party?

IMG_4641 Ground orchids


A red Hibiscus

I was certain this one was a goner,as it was totally unprotected during the freezes.

"Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk."--
Chinese Proverb

and because YardBoy likes the attention………hold your applause,or else there will be no living with him…..


We leave this week for a week at the beach….yippee!!!!….so all the gardening chores have been done.

Happy gardening,everyone!!!

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Ami said...

Congratulations on your coming back plumeria and other plants in the garden! Yipee! The roses look very beautiful, yardboy does deserve the applause!

Sylvana said...

I try to leave things alone for a whole season before I write them off for this very reason.

Susan said...

It's amazing how slow plants have been to come back. My plumeria still isn't showing any sign of life. Kudos to Yardboy on his gorgeous roses. They're so pretty I can almost smell them.

sanddune said...

Plants have an amazing instinct for survival as yours have shown.Your Dad was right!
" Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.--Ralph Waldo Emerson.

NanaK said...

This year is teaching a lot of us patience. Lucky you on having a plumeria come back. Mine turned to mush at the soil line. I just got another stick from a friend and am going to try again. My pentas and cannas are driving me crazy with how slowly they are growing. But, they are growing and for that I am thankful.

Floridagirl said...

I like that expression "Patience is Power"! So true when it comes to tropical gardening in Central Florida. Our rule here at PITV is that nothing gets removed until at least June. My cold-ravaged plumerias started putting out new leaves two or three weeks ago, so I definitely share in your excitement. Pretty roses!

Rusty in Miami said...

My ground orchids are coming back also, I thought they were goners after this winter multiple freezes

Gayle said...

I am totally jumping up and down over the roses. They are beautiful! :)

Anita said...

It does seem to be taking so much longer this year for near-dead plants to recover. I totally lost my dwarf ixoras. Their larger cousins are just now sprouting green on most of the branches, but two are still questionable. Ironically, my roses are superb this spring -- they loved the cold. BTW, I'm in Palm Bay, FLa. And my garden blog is Anitasgardencorner.blogspot.com.
~~ Anita


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