This is the time of year that my favorite tree, the Royal Poinciana is in full bloom. There's nothing like a Royal Poinciana (or better yet, a group of them) in full bloom, like in the nearby park that hubby and I go walking almost every day. The fine, soft, delicate leaflets create the most beautiful canopy of shade.
This beautiful tree is often broader than tall, growing about 40 feet high and 60 feet wide. Trunks can become as large as 50 inches or more in diameter. Long beautiful, dark brown seed pods hang on the tree throughout the winter, then fall on the ground in spring, so beautiful. Our Royal Poinciana is only about 8 or 9 years old, but she really puts on a show for us. This was one of my dad's favorite trees too, we use to sell them at the nursery, such great memories.
I've also been cleaning up a bit, cutting back my Claw Heliconias and bringing them in to enjoy. I've also added a pedestal bird cage to the front porch. I plan on painting the bird cage white, but for now I hung this cute little coral chandeliers in it.
This is the view from our bedroom window, what a treat.
She also gives us this carpet of red fallen blooms.
I take such great care of this Ivy. It's so rare to be able to grow Ivy in this hot weather of Miami. But she loves this spot and who am I to move her. Once in a while I will very carefully trim a few pieces and add them to a home made floral bouquet that I put together to enjoy in our living room. I see these beautiful walls of Ivy up north, so wish they would grow like that here.
We just added this ornamental rock next to the front garden path and I planted some red and green Bromeliads around it, I love how it looks.