Category Archive: Flowers


Frangipani is the common name for Plumeria, but I think Frangipani is much more fun to say!   Advertisements

Sparkling Jatropha


This the second year for this dwarf aloe to bloom. I bought it 3 or 4 years ago at Home Depot, stuck in a little post with a golden cactus. It’s huge now,… Continue reading

Red white and blue



Rose reprise


A hint of…

Rootstock ultimatum

Spring green or yellow green?


Pleasant tension

What a lovely sight


Sour Grass

For the sake of pretty

Meanwhile in the Rosemary…

Spring shapes

Yesterday’s blooms

A few blooms from yesterday morning. Most of the weekend was spent gardening… again… Today I plan to sit outside and enjoy the work I’ve done. Watch the lizards brawl, the bumble bees… Continue reading

Unlikely traveler

This yellow pear tomato came from the seed of a tomato plant that started its life in West Virginia. A family member went to WV last fall to visit and ended up rescuing… Continue reading

The air plant and plans for tomorrow

Spring color

Naples Botanical Garden Part Two

Naples Botanical Garden Part One: Assorted

** Some of the previous posts from the Garden didn’t seem to make it out to many of the Readers** The reader issue seems to be going both ways – many posts from… Continue reading


Naples Botanical Garden

Relative obscurity


Naples Botanical Garden  

Surrounded by butterflies

Naples Botanical Garden Butterfly House

Rookery Bay Part Two: Outside

Walking the nature trail Flowers in the butterfly garden

Halictid Bee

*Special thanks to Sean at for identification and inspiration

What could have been

Last night I let a bad thing happen. My tomato plants will not survive because of it. I underestimated the severity of the cold weather that was setting in and only covered my… Continue reading


It was all yellow…


Flowers on the Blue Trail

Yellow milkwort



African Iris

White Bird of Paradise and a special thanks

Today I would like to say a special thank you to Joey and Marks Culver 🙂  They nominated the saltypalette blog for two awards, the ‘Versatile Blogger’ and the ‘Liebster’ awards. Their site… Continue reading

Back to back

Happy Valentine’s Day

Zen moment II


Discovering the unexpected

Today in the garden



Spring bananas

The frost didn’t get them this year!! These are the first spring bananas we’ve had since living here thanks to the mild winter.

At play

Hi – biscuit

Our random name for Hibiscus, I can’t see them anymore without thinking this… it’s like aminal or Valentimes Day or flutter by…