Crazy Weather, Gorgeous Flowers

Along with much of the eastern United States, central Florida has set record high temperatures lately. While we don’t want cold weather, some cooler temps would be appreciated. The local weather guy says it will cool down to normal temps of high 60s and low 70s this weekend, and that soon, we should see some cold weather. So I thought I would share some of the local beauty before Jack Frost hits, such as these azaleas, courtesy of our weird weather:

Snow Single - mlm c@

Pale Pink - mlm c@

Many of the azaleas around here are the Encore azaleas. These two are not. We had a slight cool spell in November — had to wear a sweater — now they seem to think it’s spring again.

These hibiscus seem to think it’s still summer:

Yellow Hibiscus - mlm c@

Orange Hibiscus - mlm c@

Even my impatiens haven’t missed a beat:

Impatien - mlm c@

Day lilies are blooming right along:

 

Yellow with Bud - mlm c@

Even the petunias will bloom all winter, assuming no hard freeze comes our way as it did last winter.

 

Petunias - Red-White mlm c@

There are other flowers, vines, and shrubs blooming, such as firecracker plant, mandevilla, bougainvillea, and lobelia. We are looking forward to some sweater weather, but not coat, hat, & glove weather. Wish us luck, and Happy New Year!

6 responses to “Crazy Weather, Gorgeous Flowers

  1. Happy New Year, Maria. Those petunias look just right for Valentine’s Day

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  2. Great photos!
    I am definitely not looking forward to the colder weather even though I know it has to come. I’m sure I’ll adapt along with plants.
    Keep up the good work.

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  3. So pretty!! I hope some flowers will be blooming when we visit!!

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