Our South Florida geography does not lend itself to the traditional experience of four seasons, but we do notice subtle changes for at least three of the four. March and April however, introduce a vibrant green backdrop, bursting with color that is undeniably Spring.
Majestic Palm Trees,
along with colorful bougainvillea and Hibiscus plants
are iconic elements in every South Florida landscapes, but in Springtime, everyone joins the celebration.
All those beautiful blossoms lying in wait, finally getting their chance to shine…
The Tabebuia tree has pale green leaves for the entire year, then for just a few weeks in Spring, this happens!
For me personally, the star of the show this year is this beautiful sunflower that I saw at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales just a few days ago.
I have never seen a red sunflower and quite frankly did not know they existed. Bok Tower Gardens, in Lake Wales is a feast for the eyes any time of year. I typically visit there in March and December. You can read all about the gardens and estate in this post that I wrote from my winter visit.
Spring is short lived in our neck of the woods, so we enjoy this majestic beauty while we can, pollen and all. All too quickly it turns to Summer. Stay tuned, we have a lot to say about that.