Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bloom Day: When It Doesn't Feel like Winter

We had some really chilly days first of the week. By Tuesday it was warm again. Yesterday I even saw butterflies hovering over what is left of the Lantana.

Sunny Knockout

Lantana montevidensis

Red Shrimp Plant


Paperwhite Narcissus against
Oakleaf Hydrangea

Camellia 'Mathotiana'

White Petunias

Camellia sasanqua


Have a Happy Bloom Day.

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  1. Ahhhhh, blooms ... a nice escape this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks considerably more balmy in your neck of the woods than ours, but we are also having mild weather this Nov-Dec and not enough rain. Lovely colorful blooms, I enjoyed them.

  3. Well, when I read the beginning of your post, I went checking where you live...
    I was almost sure that you live on the other side of the big pond, but your weather seems so much like here in Belgium...
    That means: a mild, mild autumn, and now the first really chilly days...
    But indeed... although you're also in Zone 8, definitely far, far from here...

    You've even more 'out of the season' bloomers!

  4. Visiting here, really changes the season for me. So much blooming belies our late fall. I love that camellia. Happy GBBD.

  5. Your camellias and other blooms are very pretty. Hope you haven't had a freeze so far this winter. We've been lucky and are able to enjoy the poinsettias in the garden.

  6. Lovely! The Camellias remind me how lovely winter is in the garden. Great photos!
    Happy GBBD :)

  7. So many lovely blooms in your December garden. How wonderful to see the Camellia flowers and some white Petunias. Your Shrimp Plant is looking great and I just loved the Narcissus.

  8. Love all those little hasn't felt like winter here either...then again, some years it never does! Happy GBBD!

  9. So nice to see so many REAL blooms this time of year! I'm amazed at the narcissus--do they usually bloom for you at this time of year? So far our winter has been milder than the past few years, but it's still dark and dreary. Thanks for the day-brightener, Nell Jean!


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