Spring Blooms in Florida – Part II

Spring Blooms in Florida includes my favorite flowers, roses, fruit trees and more beautiful blooms that grow in North Florida!

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Spring Blooms in Florida

Fresh Cut Louis Philippe Rose
I posted about this rose before. It is my favorite rose. I love how it looks similar to a peony, so lush and delicate. Peonies are my favorite flower, but since we can’t grow them here in Florida, this Louis Philippe rose is a good substitute. It also has the most gorgeous sweet scent.

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Sweet Peas
My sweet peas bloomed! I am so glad that they bloomed this year. Sweet peas are also a favorite of mine. After trying to grow them last year with no success, I planted them really early in the winter and they have bloomed for the past few weeks.

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Miscellaneous flowers
planted in my raised bed garden

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Larkspur
The Larkspur has just started blooming. I planted these for the first time this year in my raised bed flower garden. They are a pretty color and attract hummingbirds.

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 Snapdragon
Planted from seed.

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Oleander

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Pineapple Guava Flower
Pineapple Guava plants make a great hedge. We have them planted along our property line on one side and they are a nice plant with unique flowers. Some people add the flowers to a salad or eat them fresh off the tree since they have a sweet, fruity flavor.

And just for fun, here are some pics of a recent weekend trip to the Florida gulf coast. I love taking our first trip to the beach every year because it means summer is right around the corner.

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