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
Gaura backlit by the afternoon sun
My garden helper, Lena, discovered the fun of pouncing on Mexican feathergrass
The Gulf muhly is still putting on a show every afternoon, with gaura in the background
Thyrallis and Mexican heather, orange cosmos
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)
Blackfoot daisy doing well in the new curb strip
Long view of the curb strip, which got planted about a month ago
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)
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.
Nandina (I know this plant's invasive, but I'm enjoying these inherited landscape shrubs at the moment)