Galveston Gardens, island life, Organic Gardening

Flowers I Pass

When I moved to Galveston, I was determined to make the most of every spare minute and spend those spare minutes on the beach.  I have been successful this far.

From my home, the beach is just under a mile from my doorstep. So, if I have a morning that allows me a walk before work- I go.  If I have a lazy afternoon that allows for a walk- I go.  If I need a walk to clear my head- I go.

Not only am I rewarded with sand between my toes and at the roar of the sea in my ears, my eyes feast on so many beautiful blooms along the way.

Here are some from my last walk:

Morning Glory

Morning glories!  These wild little devils can give gardeners fits!  They come up volunteer and drop about a million seeds and strangle any civilized plant in the reach of their little tendrils.  BUT they are so beautiful!  I love them!

pink crinium

crinium

Crinum Lilies come in ALL shapes and sizes in Galveston, they are a living part of history in the town.  With different blooming times, there are always beauties to admire.

Pride of Barbados Blooms

pride of Barbados

Pride of Barbados, also called the Mexican Bird of Paradise.  This large shrub/ornamental tree is a tropical beauty.  I had never seen these before and I thought they were Mimosa trees before the blooms appeared.  These pictures don’t really do them justice, I will have to try again!

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