My King Orchid rules the pool patio area.
Though the ground orchid is pretty spectacular this year, too!
The African Irises are pretty glorious, too.
The Amaryllis simmers out front.
The Fringe Tree welcomes you as you turn in our driveway.
This is , meaning it flowers before the leaves come out! This tree is also in the Olive family.
AND it smells delicious! It is rare to have a great smelling flower but this is one you want to savor in your yard!
Here is the full on shot of the King Orchid so you can see that it has outdone itself this year!
I've planted some Mexican Daisies, Ageratum, Chrysanthemums, Geraniums, Begonias and Calendula for future enjoyment!
(And got overheated for my outdoor endeavors. MS messes with your ability to regulate your body temperature and it is way too easy to overheat. I thought I was doing ok until I wasn't so I headed to the pool for a cool down. Unfortunately, the pool temperature was 97F which did nothing for me except get me wet!
Bill hasn't been able to go in the pool because of his cast so he hasn't been paying attention to the pool temp and turning off the solar heater when needed....oops! I admitted for the first time that the pool was too hot! Not a typical complaint by me.)