Firespike is sensitive to frost, so this one grows underneath the eaves of our house. It blooms mainly in the late summer and fall. It has no noticeable fragrance.
Our water garden is beautiful right now, but different this year from last. I think, however, that is part of what I like about gardening. From year to year, its appearance changes. You never know how it'll turn out or what will bloom more than anything else.
Lastly, we seem to have a good crop of Green Tree Frogs this year. If you don't like frogs, then you need to know these are native to Florida. It is good to see so many because the nonnative Cuban Tree Frogs eat them and will decimate their population if left unchecked. Here's one turned brown from his time in my watering pail.
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Suzanne Williams is a native Floridian, wife, and mother, with a penchant for spelling anything, who happens to love photography.