Every year is different, even with the same flowers. Most years' favorites change.
Paperwhites and an Appleblossom Amaryllis
Pansies and Violas cheered the outside in January.
February brought Daffodils and Camellias galore.
you can count on Butterflies returning.
April burst with Poppies, Larkspur and Echinacea.
Roses and Daylilies started blooming.
May adds Lilies and Hydrangeas. Oakleaf Hydrangeas are done.
Pentas for Butterflies, Roses for show in July.
Tropicals like Pride of Barbados and Tecoma stans amazed in July.
August brought tasty delights.
September is harvest time, time to
boil peanuts and collect fall
The greenhouse got a new skirt to hide thermal mass
water barrels, a new design in the floor, and new shelving
before the plants all came back in for the winter.
A Sulphur butterfly came in to seek
minerals on the floor.
Ike staked his claim early to make sure he
would have a spot on the wicker shelves.
A pot of lemon grass over to the left gives him
something to chew on so he doesn't shred the
December's highlight was Christmas Cactus.
Looking forward to 2012:
Hyacinths show promise of
blooms for Valentine's Day.
Happy New Year!