Friday, January 15, 2016

Garden Blogger Bloom Day January 2016


 Layia platyglossa, a California  native with the common name tidy tips, has something in common with


this pelargonium,


abutilon Nabob, and


Lavandula pinnata buchii. 

They all have raindrops on them because it has been raining! We are still behind for the year so not rejoicing just yet but things are looking optimistic.  The forecast for the next ten days has anywhere from 40%-100% predicted precipitation, a most welcome forecast. 

A couple of other blooms do not have raindrops, this Oxalis deppei, 



a gift from Easy to Grow Bulbs that was added to my amaryllis order this year, is blooming on the patio and Echeveria diffractens 


tucked away in the nanogreenhouse, has sent up a bloom stalk. Here and there pansies brighten the flower beds and there are a few bedraggled blooms on Rosa Flower Girl.  

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for encouraging us all to check each month for blooms...I would surely have missed the echeveria if not for her.  Head over there to see what else is blooming this month around the world!


4 comments:

Gail said...

Love your rained upon flowers for GBBD...That's a great reason to rejoice. xogail

Dee Nash said...

Rain makes the world beautiful. I'm so glad you're getting some. Happy Bloom Day.~~Dee

queerbychoice said...

Beautiful flowers! Mine have raindrops on them too.

Sarah Shoesmith said...

Some plants look especially beautiful in the rain. That Lavender is gorgeous!