January: The earliest daffodils bloomed.
Ike the cat and I lunched in the warmth of the greenhouse when it was cold outside.
By the fifteenth, there were a number of blooming plants. Taiwan cherry is one of the earliest.
February: There were daffodils galore blooming. Hyacinths began to bloom.
August: Alternanthera and Persian Shield; begonias and ruellias.
Pentas and Pears.
Tithonias and other delights for Butterflies.
September: Zinnias and Cassias;
Pentas and Pineapple Sage
Native plants. Tender plants moved inside out of the wind.
November: Butterflies lingered. Even a Monarch showed up, lazily flying through the garden, to nectar on the last of Salvia leucantha.
Roses still bloomed as hard freezes were delayed
This is not the whole story, if you haven't been reading along during the past year, the archives menu is at the bottom of the sidebar. Please read along in the coming year. Some of the same blooms will turn up. New plantings are planned. Where the big stump fell down will feature Muhly grass and beautyberry. I hope to add some cryptomerias.
Happy New Year!
Jean reminded me that there should have been a pic of Buffy as she is now, digging for voles. Puppies grow up fast; she's only a year old. Janie has promised me that in time she'll be a lady. Right now she's all teeth and can literally levitate. Could that come in handy later?