Saturday, December 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: December 2012

Happy bloom day! Still a lot in bloom, even with temps dipping into the lower 30's this past week. For other gardens around the world this December, check out May Dreams Gardens.

Copper canyon and cigar plant are happy neighbors.
Gregg's mistflower peeking through artemesia IMG_5889
Gaura backlit by the afternoon sun IMG_5887
My garden helper, Lena, discovered the fun of pouncing on Mexican feathergrass IMG_5895
The Gulf muhly is still putting on a show every afternoon, with gaura in the backgroundIMG_5882
Thyrallis and Mexican heather, orange cosmos IMG_5879
Pale yellow firecracker fern next to some cold-damaged fig leaves (about 90% of the leaves are untouched, but I just felt like I had to prove we've had a handful of winter days) IMG_5884
Blackfoot daisy doing well in the new curb strip IMG_5888
Long view of the curb strip, which got planted about a month ago IMG_5896
Cosmos and zinnias reseeded themselves in one of the backyard beds (waiting till they freeze to pull them out and mulch the bare irrigation lines) IMG_5867
A purple-blue salvia (I think Majestic something? Picked it up at Barton Springs) that got planted last month
Berries! Possumhaw holly, all dressed up for the holidays. IMG_5872
Cherry laurel
Nandina (I know this plant's invasive, but I'm enjoying these inherited landscape shrubs at the moment)