Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What's New

This is my monthly roundup of all the miscellaneous goings on in the garden.  It's May, and summer weather is here!  Highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s.  Humidity as high as it can get.  Where are the afternoon rain showers?  I hope they're coming soon!
The fragrant spring blossoms are filling the air with their blended scents.  Southern Magnolia, Sambac Jasmine, Star Jasmine, and Cattley Guava all combine to produce a heady aroma.  The heat and humidity seem to intensify the fragrance.
The spring and summer fruits are developing nicely.  Peaches, Chickasaw Plum, and White Sapote are all swelling with the promise of delicious flavors to come.  
Surinam cherries are ready now and make a delicious snack right off the tree while working in the garden.
The caterpillar population has exploded, which means lots of butterflies will soon be flitting about.

I spotted a box turtle under the lemon tree the other day.  Looking for a mate?  Love is in the air!


. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

I love this, like a turtle loves the shade of a lemon tree.

africanaussie said...

Mmmm I could just smell the heady fragrances. Who says that the tropics doesnt have seasons - just different!

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

What fun to see what you can grow down there- sure looks different from my garden! Enjoy your weather, we're still freezing up here with 36 degrees this morning.

Thanks for linking to the Tuesday Garden Party!