If the transition from winter to spring in South Florida is subtle, the one between summer and fall is practically invisible. While autumn is already a few weeks old — according to the calendar and posts from northern gardeners — the weather forecasters in Zone 10 say that anything resembling fall (temperatures below 70) will not arrive until sometime in November — and that will most likely happen while I’m fast asleep.
Still, there’s something in the air. While daytime temperatures have “cooled” by a hot degree, evenings have become slightly more comfortable — and that makes for very enjoyable sunset walks.
That, combined with two very long posts in a row (about an organic farm and a groundbreaking book) and another on the way (with a giveaway), has brought me to this autumnal interlude of what’s blooming here and now.
Yellow Shrimp Plant
Australian Tree Fern
Coconut Palm Tree Sprouts
Earlier I hinted at an upcoming giveaway. It’s on its way and will be part of a long-form post, an interview with The fascinating author of a New book about an equally fascinating gardener.