Thursday, January 15, 2009

GBBD New Bloomin' Year

I was surprised to find any blooms at all this morning as I've been avoiding the garden busying myself with hard scape and planing...and now I've got company in from Kansas City. As I'm quickly putting this up, they are outside having red wine and enjoying the chiminea and what they think is lovely weather...compared to -2 degrees back home...I guess it's all relative. So, this will be a quick photo sweep of my Texas yard, the first GBBD of the new year and a big shout out to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for starting this up!

We'll begin with the front yard, my trusty bloomer and daughters namesake Autumn Sage or, Salvia Greggii.

A pitiful mum on her last leg.

I had to lay on the ground to capture this tiny sedum, that looks like a rose as it's a bit sunburned.

Lovely Lavender.

The solitary bloom on my Mexican Oregano.

Hymenoxys or Four Nerve Daisy.

Rosemary

Purple Fringe flower or Loriapetilum

A little bloom on this variety of Wandering Jew in a hanging basket...

The last of the Gregg's Mistflower.

Mini Pomegranate

Purple Lantana

Loquat

Kumquat


Dianthus in a hanging basket out back.

I don't know if this counts but it's the remnants of my Copper Canyon Daisy.

I'm especially proud of this Shrimp plant because it was a cutting from the Green Garden that I just stuck in the ground...not expecting it to live!

The pale face of a sun starved Crown of Thorns pulled in for the "threat" of a freeze.




The still thriving Pointsettia reminding us of last year! I'm hoping for an abundant Blooming New Year! Happy Gardening!

11 comments:

tina said...

Fabulous pictures of all sorts of blooms. Lucky you.

Sue said...

What lovely flowers you have! They all count, remember, no rules!

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

You have a lot blooming in your garden despite the freezes we've had this week. We share the lavender and rosemary but little else. I'm always amazed at how much variety there on GBBD is even among gardens in the same town.

ConsciousGardener said...

MSS, your blooms are amazing! And, I'm glad there are no rules:)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

What gorgeous blooms! I don't know from Loquat, but its buds are fantastic!

Carol said...

Seems like there is always something blooming in Texas, especially Austin. Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Bob said...

Good to see someone has some blooms. All I have left is bunchs of Shrimp plant blooms. I think I'm just a little to far north for any thing else to still be blooming.

Frances said...

Hi Cheryl, you have so many things blooming, lots of trumpet shapes too, always interesting and so attractive to insects and hummers, in warmer times though, I suppose.
Frances

Sunita said...

Cheryl? May I call you that or would you prefer that I stick to CG?
That Four Nerve Daisy is so pretty. I have the Wandering Jew too but I didnt realise how pretty the flowers are up close.
I dont think I've ever seen a loquat.

Sunita said...

P.S. Thanks for choosing to follow The Urban Gardener :D

M@ said...

Hi, Thank you for your visit, I,ve love your blog.
Beautiful plants and flowers, and chickens too...ehehe.
Like to talk to you, i d´ont speak very well english, sorry.
Kiss.
Bye
Manuela