Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bloom Day - January 15th - 2009

Bloom Day in January. Well, I do live in Central Texas, so I should be able to find something blooming....

Aha - The Abutilon hiding in the entryway is blooming and with a bonus Gulf fritillary butterfly:

Also in the entryway the Meyer Lemon has some fabulously perfumed blossoms. You can see the Christmas lights I leave turned on the tree while covering it with a frost cover to keep just a little heat on it when it gets really cold:

And searching the garden some more, I come across one lone salvia blossom:

And on the other side of the yard...well, would you look at that! The Texas Scarlet Quince is beginning to bloom:

And back in the sheltered south-east corner of the house we have Texas Betony:

And finally some Lavendar:

That's it folks! Happy January Garden Blogger's Bloom day!


Hilery - Desert Greenhouse Guide said...

I always think it is such a treat to photograph a butterfly on a bloom. Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

Oh, that's a lovely abutilon, and the butterfly is quite a nice addition! Where did you get yours?

Iris said...

How do I not know about this pretty Abutilon that so many Austin gardeners seem to have? Is it fairly drought-tolerant?

Your lavender--yay! (Mine hasn't bloomed in ages.)

Annie in Austin said...

Your entryway sounds like a small conservatory, Lee17- and all our Meyer's Lemons are wearing mini-lights this year!

I'd confess to abutilon envy but the form of the flowers makes me hesitate ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Carol said...

I definitely want to get some abutilon to keep as a house plant. And impressed that you have bloom outdoors, too

Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Lee17 said...


You are quite welcome! They are always so pretty.

Lee17 said...


Thanks! I got my Abutilon at The Natural Gardener - they had a ton of them!

Lee17 said...


The Abutilon likes average water and part-shade. It also prefers a more acidic type soil so mine is in a pot ;)

Lee17 said...


It is sorta like a small conservatory! It stays so warm that it is like zone 10-11 in there! I have a friend who calls it 'The Terrarium' ;)

Lee17 said...


You are quite welcome! I love garden-bloggers bloom day ;)