Even after my "gardening neglect" and the cold temps I am pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful bloom---
It is one of my hibiscus bushes--it always seems to have a least one flower blooming. I forget the name. We just buy the small gallon size at our local "big box" plant department. This one seems to be a hardy variety.
Then there are my wildflowers--
These are Gaillardia aristata---also know as Blanket Flower. We have several different color combinations growing wild in our backyard. They are all volunteers which means we didn't plant them--the birds did.
These are the other wildflowers blooming in the backyard---
I've always called these beach sunflowers. They grow wild on the dunes. Their official name is Rudbeckia hirta and they are most commonly known as Black-Eyed Susan--which I think is funny because the center is brown. They are also volunteers.
Did you know that last week Florida was the only state in the union that did not have any snow.
Oops--maybe that's a fact better kept quiet.