Costus ginger blooms in the spring, but the red part of  the bloom lasts all summer.

Costus ginger blooms in the spring, but the red part of the bloom lasts all summer.

Clivias are South African bulbs that grow and multiply well in shady areas.

Clivias are South African bulbs that grow and multiply well in shady areas.

Yellow Jacobinia,  spreads slowly and blooms pretty much all year.

Yellow Jacobinia, spreads slowly and blooms pretty much all year.

Mexican fan palm

Mexican fan palm

Brazilian Cloak

Brazilian Cloak

Trying to put some color in around the pool.  It seems to attract a lot of Humming Birds.

Trying to put some color in around the pool. It seems to attract a lot of Humming Birds.

Louisiana Iris in  Florida

Louisiana Iris in Florida

Brazilian Cloak even blooms in Lakeland if we don't get a frost.

Brazilian Cloak even blooms in Lakeland if we don't get a frost.

December flowers

December flowers

Pinecone Ginger looks it's best in the fall,  it also makes a good shampoo if squeezed.

Pinecone Ginger looks it's best in the fall, it also makes a good shampoo if squeezed.

Horsemint,  a native Monarda that apparently blooms in August.

Horsemint, a native Monarda that apparently blooms in August.

Peltophorum Tree loves the August heat in Florida.

Peltophorum Tree loves the August heat in Florida.

Curcuma Ginger,  blooms all summer

Curcuma Ginger, blooms all summer

Jacobinia starts blooming in May.

Jacobinia starts blooming in May.

This native salvia pops up all over the place in spring.

This native salvia pops up all over the place in spring.

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