Saturday, December 15, 2007

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day December 2007

There are still blooms in Davis...the temperature has dipped at night to freezing but hovered in the 50's during the day. Little to no rain has meant that I'm still watering on occasion, especially the citrus in pots that can handle the cold better when it isn't stressed for water. Several plants, such as the shasta daisy and Banksia rose, are blooming sparsely... surprising me...but I'm not sure if I just haven't paid attention in past years or it really is an oddity. In any case...

Most of my hollyhocks are long gone but this one seems to think it is still August. As does this shasta daisy. A few early blooms have appeared on the double banksia rose...several months sooner than the usual big burst. Have I just missed that other years? The oranges behind are in in the neighbor's yard unfortunately!
The abutilon and mallow are still blooming, making the overwintering hummingbirds happy.
Other bloomers include:
Solanum rantonneti
Solanum jasminoides
Rosa Flower Girl
Wax begonia
Pink Pandorea
Viburnum Spring Bouquet
Plumbago Royal Cape
Tulbaghia fragrans
Cyclamen (red)
Iberis sempervirens
Linaria (winter annual)
Snapdragons (pink and yellow)Indoors the Christmas cactus (that may really be a Thanksgiving cactus) has put out more blooms.

I'm looking forward to the two weeks I get off at the holidays...walking around to take photos let me know how much cleanup remains to be done in the garden! While we need rain I'm hoping for a few dry days to pull things more week to go!


Carol Michel said...

There are indeed blooms still blooming in your Davis garden. I hope the cold weather doesn't zap them all at once.

And I like the color of the Christmas cactus.

Thanks for posting for bloom day again.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

What a lot of blooms you have in your garden Leslie!!! It's wonderful to see. It's really a pity that those oranges grow in your neighbour's garden. ;-)

growingagardenindavis said... it's raining which tends to help keep the temp up a little. I like the cactus too but I would really like to find a red one!
Yolanda...the worst thing is they rarely pick them and I can't quite reach...:)

Unknown said...

Beautiful mallow. Thanks for sharing the pictures.