Heliconia golden torch
The pink wall you see behind the plants is the bane of my life. It cuts out most of the sun from my garden.
On the patio I have:
Voilets . . .
. . . and perennial bloomer dancing lady begonia
Finally, not a flower but a sight that gladdens my heart:
The strange thing about the mandarin orange is that some creature seems to be picking off the fruit when they are tiny. A lot of them come out but only a few survive (and there are none fallen below). When the same plant was in a bed next to my patio, I used to get enough fruit to make marmalade. The monkeys leave this fruit alone; they must know it's very bitter. I can't imagine what creature would want to feed on these bitter fruit unless it's some type of bird. If anyone has any idea, do let me know.