Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bloom Day - December 15, 2010

December bloom day. Happy Holidays to everyone! Garden holiday decorations, Texas-style:

As opposed to the rest of the country, it has been fairly warm so far this year (thanks to La Niña) and we have only had a few light freezes in my garden despite the dire warnings of hard freezes. As a result, I do have some blooms. They are a bit scraggly due to the frosts, but blooming.

Turks cap:

Rain Lily (I watered the other day as it is pretty darn dry and crispy out there):

Pink Skullcap:

Rock Penstemon:

Yellow Flax:

Autumn Crocus. (As I am viewing these crocus on my blog here, with the flax above, it occurs to me these would look wonderful planted next to each other. I am making a note of that for next year.):

Meyer Lemon blossoms (My goodness, these smell wonderful right now!!):

Japanese Aralia blossom:

And finally the christmas cactus is finishing up blooming:

Happy bloom day everyone!


noel said...


i love your first photo with the agave, it made me smile

thanks for sharing this, it feels so festive


Commonweeder said...

I love the decorated agave, and that pink skullcap is just lovely. I have only a very few indoor blooms - but I am giving away a book full of blooms. I hope you'll visit.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

LOL you almost fooled me with that first photo. Love it!

Eliza @ Appalachian Feet said...

Gorgeous garden! The decorated agave is hilarious, too. What a beautiful color for a Christmas cactus!

sweetbay said...

Love the Christmas agave! The soft sunset colors of the cactus flowers are beautiful.

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