A few fun things at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
The beautiful silk floss tree that blooms in the fall. I always forget about it the rest of the year since it’s just full of green leaves. I forget about the pink flowers and am always surprised and amazed when I see this tree in late October. This was towards the end of the bloom and the ground was covered in the pink flowers.
Not many birds. A local red belled woodpecker and a wood duck couple.
The above was hanging on a tree in the woods at the gardens. Kind of creepy but also cool.
More pictures from my trip to the Fruit and Spice Park in south Miami. Lots of different things growing there. I did learn that you could tell the difference between edible and non-edible banana plants by the bloom. If the bloom is growing up, the bananas are not edible and are just ornamental. Has anyone else ever heard that before?
The giant Victoria water lilies are planted every summer at Bok Tower. They don’t last through the winter here in central Florida. They are beautiful even though I caught them at the end of their cycle in early November.
Raindrops and bright colors were all over the gardens.
A view looking down on the valley from the carillon tower. This is one of the few places where you feel like you are up on a mountain looking down in Florida.
Just a few things from my trip to Bok Tower in early November. I was in between the Halloween decorations and the Christmas decorations but still found a ton of things to take pictures of.