The Maturing Garden

The garden is a full jungle now, needing pruning every month.
This means the Tuti Fruti Verbenas border get most of their blooms cut off and thus not as many flowers on them now.
While the Heliconias and Gingers are getting very large. Gingers constantly bloom, Heliconias are in down period.

The Maraca or Shampoo Ginger has 5 new
stems growing fast, but lost the 1 flower. 

The Triquetraque or Mexican Trumpet
Vine is finally blooming but not covering
the wall yet. Hoping for more.

The extra large Heliconia plant lost its big flowers and now has 1
new one growing with more expected soon. 

This Costa Rica Petunia blooms profusely every morning with blooms
dropping off in the afternoon. Interesting!

One of the many Red Ginger blooms

The favorite flower of the hummingbirds and butterflies
for which I haven’t been give a name yet. Same one below, different color.

Fewer butterflies now after the June-July swarm.

The Blue Plumbago continues to bloom mucho as the background hedge.
It now gets trimmed only on the front side, so only losing some flowers. 

One of the small Heliconias 

My gardener calls it Once Junio planta, 11th of June Plant,
a nice extra gift plant he brought for my front yard. Has yellow berries too!

The ground-cover I got sprigs of from the apartments has spread well
around my small palms in the front yard. Nice bright blooms in morning
which simply close in the afternoon. No name for it yet. 

The Pilea ground-cover in my main garden has complete coverage now.
I think it is much better than mulch and the lizards like it. Hope not snakes!

Another Heliconia opening up.
They too bloom year around.

And to see what garden looked like on the first day planted, just click the link for May 1 post!

And see a free preview of my little book in Spanish about the garden  Mi Pura Vida Naturaleza Jardín

“God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said “To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowers tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end.”

“God’s Garden”
― Robert Frost

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