Zinnias are blooming!

Here are a bunch of pictures of the zinnias that are blooming in my pots by the back terrace.  I did not plant a lot of multicolored ones this year, mostly purple (much to my dismay – I like the variety).  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Orange zinnia

Orange zinnia

Pink Zinnia

Pink Zinnia

Pale Purple Zinnia

Pale Purple Zinnia

Bright Pink / Purple Zinnia

Bright Pink / Purple Zinnia

Yellow Zinnia

Yellow Zinnia

Purple Cluster

Purple Cluster

Multi-petalled Orange Zinnia

Multi-petalled Orange Zinnia

Light Orange Zinnia

Light Orange Zinnia

Large Purple Zinnia

Large Purple Zinnia

Herbs in the garden (so far…)

It is getting hotter and wetter here in Florida and most of my herbs love it!  I have attached pictures to show how my plant babies are doing..

 

gongura

These are the gongura (hibiscus / roselle) getting ever bigger!

galangal

Galangal grown from a root I bought.

thai basil

Thai Basil (this one is a stray growing in the terrace)

large lemongrass

Lemongrass growing – this too from some pieces I bought in a store last year.

mint2

Mint – a bit overgrown at this point but still useable, not a real heat lover.

curryleaf in rain

The curry leaf has blossomed and new leaves are forming. Old leaves are falling off.

rosemary3

2 year old rosemary bush from a tiny one I bought at Loew’s.