Thursday, June 24, 2010

We're Here!

So, here we are in southwest Florida in the heat of the summer. I am due to close on the house in a few days and then we can scoot out of here back north and hopefully get to Montana soon. It's a great place to be in the winter but for this 'ole gal who has lived in the bone dry climate of SW Montana for 12 years, the humidity is too much for me to handle. Besides, it was never the plan to spend summers here. The plan was winter in Sarasota and summer in Montana so that is what we shall do.

In the meantime, I am trying to learn the new plants I have in my yard and figure out how to deal with them. I've never owned hibiscus before, not to mention powder puff trees, date palms, passion vine, jasmine, crown of thorns etc. so I have lots to learn. Those are only the ones I know of for sure, the rest I need some ID help.

It was cold enough this past winter to kill off some of my ficus trees so I will need to get a tree person out here to advise me on how best to deal with them. In the meantime, here are some photos of what is here and is very much alive.