We got ONE casaba melon - just one, but oh my goodness, it is huge! It's a cantaloupe-type melon, but the size of a watermelon. The plants set so many fruits and they were all tragically destroyed by the awful melon borer moths. I hate those things! They migrate through and can be avoided, but I managed to plant the melons to ripen just after they came through this year, so I lost almost everything. It was so tragic. I might have cried about it if I wasn't so darn exhausted this year. It wasn't the sweetest melon, but it was fine-tasting.
In the native plant garden the Florida hibiscus is blooming at last.
And along the fences the passion fruits are setting fruit.
There were also some visitors - Gulf Frittilary butterflies. Their white patches shine like silver spangles in the sunshine. They have been leaving....
Caterpillars! It's technically part of the butterfly garden, so I am not minding them so much. That's what the host plants are for. They are so dramatically spiky.