Thursday, December 18, 2008

December Blooms

Dear Friends,

While a lot of you are having snow,
ice storms and cold, bleak weather,
we are having mild temps.
This is when plants grow best
without the summer's heat frying everything in sight.
My gardens are NOT really at their best,
as I've lots of work to do in them,
but there are flowers all around
in spite of what needs to be done.


I went out this morning and took some pictures.
Hope they brighten your days,
and give you something to look forward to
with your own gardens come spring.


At least you all get to take a break,
gardening here is a 365 days a year happening.


Enjoy ~ FlowerLady


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This is my shed's garden.



Tomato blossoms.



Phillipine violet



Morning glories.



Same mgs from a different angle.



La Marne roses.



La Marne roses again.



Hibiscus, not sure what kind.



This is a double purple datura bloom about to open.
Probably will be tomorrow.



Same bloom, different view.
Notice two more buds near the base of this bloom.




Angel wing begonias.



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"From December to March,
there are for many of us three gardens -

the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind's eye."

Katherine S. White

4 comments:

glenda (gldno1) said...

Ahhhh, it brings back memories of summer. Actually my roses never looked that good!

Thanks you for sharing this beauty with us.

Jean said...

The blossoms in the Garden of my Mind's Eye always look a lot like yours, Rainey.

Thank you for posting them so we can all see and enjoy.

FlowerLady said...

Glenda ~ so glad memories of your summer gardens came to mind from these pictures.

Jean ~ Gosh, I want my gardens to look like yours. I'm always inspired by seeing pictures of your wide open spaces with different gardens all over.

FlowerLady

Anonymous said...

FlowerLady, Your flowers always look so healthy! Mine used to start out like that in the spring and then the grasshoppers would come and make lace of the leaves. It's been months now since we have seen anything green. Your earlier note to me made me smile as you described going in and closing the windows when it got down to 60 today. In my little corner of the world we put on shorts and head outside when it hits 60. Mother Nature is so interesting.

Hugs, Rose