Monday, December 15, 2014

Bloom Day December

Early freezes changed our expectations for this Bloom Day. December blooms in the garden are scattered and small spots of color.

Outdoor Blooms

 Volunteer Petunia "Laura Bush" 
in a sheltered corner.

Camellia sasanqua, usually a garden centerpiece this time of year suffered freeze damage to petals and is a sorry sight, too pitiful for display.

Camellia japonica Mathotiana

Shrimp Plant is the only tropical 
with blooms.

Native Pityopsis graminifolia Silkgrass 
blooming with Lantana under pine trees.


Lantana montevidensis with shelter and mulch.

A few Loropetalum fringes persist on the south side of trees.

Blooms in the Greenhouse


Solanum lycopersicum  -- uncommon to have tomato blooms
in December. They set fruit in night temps above 50 degrees.

Pink Schlumbergera 


 Grander Christmas Cactus pics HERE include white.


Scattered blooms on Rusellia almost hide
a ripening tomato at left behind it.

Begonias are dependable in winter. 


Phalenopsis Orchid is a recent buy 
 and the only blooms in the house.

Joining with Garden Bloggers world wide for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day with Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Could Wait no Longer to Pick Tomatoes

December 13, 2014.

This is a soup bowl, not a dessert dish, LOL.

Next year I plan to have 4 pots instead of one. Bromeliads and Christmas Cactuses will have to double bunk and make room.

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