Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring in Tampa is BRIEF and soon speeds into summer

My nasturtiums are fast declining and setting seeds, but my Shirley Poppies are now blooming. After that mild winter I not only have surviving Blue Pea Vines (Clitoria terneata) but they are leafed out and blooming! Self sown seeds of the cow pea ancestor Vigna unguiculata and cannabis look-alike Lemon Hibiscus (Hibiscus radiata) are popping up like crazy in my south and west beds big time a month early. "Universe....may I PLEASE have a SOGGY WET summer in south Tampa, pretty please?".


  1. Such a lush looking garden. I just hope mine looks that way one day. :)

  2. I bet it will if you nurture your soil. John