Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Garden Blogger Bloom Day January 2013

Protected somewhat by a Rosa Cecile Brunner climber this abutilon has been blooming right through the recent cold spell with temperatures dropping as low as 27ยบ. Maybe the fact that it grows next to the compost bin has added a bit of warmth to its environment.

Dwarf Carnation Evermore is a longtime stalwart in the garden, blooming almost year round and doesn't seem to mind the nighttime temperature either.

Sweet Alyssum blooms here and there.

I moved all the begonias but one inside in my on-going experiment to see where they prefer to spend their winter. This one is under the patio cover alongside the succulents, orchids, and a few other tender container plants. While the indoor begonias are responding by dropping leaves, this one is blooming. I may have figured out where they prefer to winter!

A few violas and solanum jasminoides round out the blooms this month. There were a few blooms on Rosa Flower Girl but the last week of freezing night temperatures finished those off. To see more blooms around the world visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who is celebrating the beginning of the seventh year of her Garden Blogger Bloom Day party!


mensajes claro gratis said...

They look so beatiful

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

You've got to love those microclimates. I'm not surprised that pretty Dianthus is having no trouble with nighttime temps below freezing. Dianthus here in Zone 5 often keep blooming throughout fall despite frosts. They are such great plants.

Cindy, MCOK said...

Given your unusually cold weather, I'm touched to see that valiant bloom on the begonia!

Lea said...

Beautiful blooms!
Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
Lea's Menagerie

commonweeder said...

Oh, to be in Davis now that January is here.

dorothy said...

I'm impressed that you have an abutilon in bloom! Mine has been bundled up under a covering of burlap. This is its first winter here in the valley, but I think it's going to be ok!

Annie in Austin said...

Before you know it all the party-girl flowers will want nice warm spots by the compost pile - hope you have enough greens & browns to keep it cooking!

Happy GBBD, Leslie ~