Fragrant flowers and plants make me happy.(a close second to butterflies).especially growing them from seed or getting blooms to bring indoors or to dry out for potpourri. I always have a garden being it a collection of pottery filled plants, a planter box or a full rose/flower bed or garden..anywhere and everywhere I have lived for any amount of time. I try to leave some sort of growing thing a remembrance of me when I leave as well. I love to go back and visit places and see what I have left behind for others to enjoy. I currently have herbs in a planter box right outside the patio on the Lanai. We also have all the classics plants, ficus, schefflera and philodendron, a hearty snake plant. I got orchids, mums, a gardenia tree (my night blooming jasmine died- I will replace it – it had a strong sweet heady scent) and morning glories as well moon flowers etc. as Here in FL you can grow things all year round…that’s a plus. I would say roses are my favorite flower…but orchids (now that I have semi-mastered growing them) are a close second. They are so….sensual and scentual..get it? I just made up a word. Anyways, I also currently have tomatoes (hot house, and cherry) and peppers, red, yellow and green as well as an eggplant in my garden. It was a challenge getting used to the heat and humidity as well as the poor soil here…but, with help (my kind and so sweet ….)well they built me a screened in structure for my garden to keep insects and critters i.e. frogs and geckos out….and now the plants are doing much better. ME TOO. I don’t think I will ever get used to the gecko’s here….it’s cute at first then its not after a while.
Here are some of my wish list roses, flora and fauna for your perusal….enjoy!