On this January Bloom Day, originated four years ago by Carol at May Dreams Gardens, I feel as if I need to do my part to keep the "bloom" in Bloom Day. There is always something blooming here, not huge swaths perhaps, but blooms nonetheless.
|Rosa Flower Girl|
While some photos were taken yesterday this one of Rosa Flower Girl, blooming at the top of the Wedding Arbor, was taken this morning against a typical Central California foggy winter day. Flower Girl blooms just about all year but in the winter the blooms are pink. In summer they are white.
Rosa Demitasse is a miniature rose that also blooms a good many months of the year.
Pansies are in several hanging baskets, holding the place of the succulents that live here most of the year. The succulents are spending the winter under the patio cover so they can stay a bit drier and warmer.
|Camellia Sasanqua Kanjiro|
This camellia has been blooming...one bloom at a time...for several weeks now.
|Lavandula pinnata buchii|
One of my very favorite lavenders has an unfair advantage. It lives right next to the Meyers lemon that has been surrounded with piazza lights to keep it warm on colder nights. So this particular lavender blooms almost year round. I'm planning to move the lemon this summer. I wonder what will happen to pinnata buchii?
This ivy geranium also benefits from piazza lights, this time from those on my Bearss lime tree.
|Dwarf Carnation Evermore|
I wonder how many times I've put a photo of Dwarf Carnation Evermore in my posts? Another year-round bloomer Evermore takes the cold, the heat, the rain, and drought.
Indoors Begonia Richmondensis and Begonia coccinea both continue to bloom in a sunny window.
Other outdoor blooms today include abutilon Pink Parasol, a few sweet alyssum, viburnum Spring Bouquet, solanum jasminoides, and cyclamen.