Saturday, January 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: January 2011

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Not too much blooming on this rainy, winter day: trailing lantana, butterfly weed, geraniums, bok choy, and christmas cactus with a second round of buds (the second one is part of the cactus that dropped off the main plant in December and got replanted); not flowering, a donkey ear kalanchoe collects rain on the back steps (it's been in and out of the house every night the weather dipped into the 30's).

8 comments:

noel said...

aloha,

i love that color of lantana and the kalanchoe is one of my favorites, it gets very large here in the ground.

Birdwoman said...

I have that trailing purple lantana in my garden and it bloomed profusely up until the last freeze we had this week. That fried the blooms, but the plant is still green. Very hardy lantana.

RBell said...

Impressed that your geraniums are still going - didn't realize they could take the cold.

Emily said...

great photos. makes me crave springtime...

NellJean said...

Lantana montevidensis is my fav, too. The recent bitter cold took mine down to the ground except in the most protected spots where the foliage is now purple but persists. Tough stuff.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

You've got quite a bit happening there...not so much here (nw austin) but did manage to find one bloom to post about. Your geraniums look great...have you been protecting your butterfly weed too or is it in a protected spot? Mine froze last week ;/

Amy said...

Thanks everyone! Yeah, trailing lantana is definitely a winter survivor, but it probably helps that it (and the butterfly weed) are against the south side of the house, partially protected by the eaves.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Bok choy flowers, how interesting!