Belinda’s Florida Garden – FineGardening

Hi, I am Belinda Smith Lawson. I live in Riverview, Florida, which is Zone 9.

“My garden is seven years old. I have growing beds in my front, back and side yards for flowers and edibles.”

“This photo is my backyard garden at dawn. Pots and in ground planting are used for flowering shrubs, perennials, succulents, and some annuals.”

Close look at the flowers of a yellow canna lily (Canna hybrid, Zone 8 – 10 or as tender bulb).

“Cannas are well adapted to Central Florida growing conditions so I use several varieties extensively in my garden to create a tropical vibe. They flower year-round here.”

“This is Dahlia ‘Rebecca’s World’ (Zone 9 – 11 or as tender bulb) I planted 4 months ago. No two of the five-inch wide flower are the same.”

“This rose is called ‘Belinda’s Dream’ and I have been growing it for four years. The flowers are 4 -5 inches across and smell delightfully fruity. The rose blooms year round but especially in autumn and spring.”


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