Sunday, February 15, 2009

GBBD February,15th 2009

It's a gorgeous GBBD here in Austin, a balmy 67 right now but the temp is rising. We spent the morning putting Dromgoole's Rose Soil in our new rose beds that we laid out for Valentines Day.
I've got quite a few things blooming, nothing shocking or exciting...some things have bloomed all winter and thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens I'm realizing this for the first time!
Carol dreamed up this log-roll some time ago and garden bloggers from around the globe participate monthly on the 15th. Hop around and see what's blooming in your neck of the woods!

The bees were buzzing on this Upright Rosemary.
Purple Lantana has bloomed all winter...

My first Old Blush bloom of the season!

Unlike the upright, this prostrate Rosemary has bloomed all winter!

Salvia Greggii.

French Lavender, also a winter bloomer.

White Lantana

This Oxalis was blooming yesterday, but looked sleepy this morning.

Fringe flower


Some of my Arugala is sending up flowers, I think they are just so sweet:)


I know this isn't a bloom, but I was so excited to see the buds pop on my new Wonderful Pomegranate among the greens.

This is a houseplant, but I know the northerners count them, so I did:)

Dianthus, for some reason my little camera has a hard time with the bright reds and oranges...they always turn out fuzzy...anyone else have this problem?

Last months Loquat blooms, this months baby fruit:)

Little Kumquat buds


Carolina Jessamine blooming on the arbor, I just love the intensity of these flowers when most of the yard is dry and bare sticks...

Sweet little Four Nerve Daisy...they bloom whenever it rains, or I hit
'em with the hose. That's it for me here in Austin! I'm heading out to A&M for two days of plant talk so I gotta hit the road! Will check in on my favorite bloggers when I get back!
Happy Gardening!

11 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have some delightful things in your garden this winter that I wouldn't ever be able to have in my garden. Pomegranites and Kumquats. I probably spelled them wrong too but you get my drift. It is fun to see what the warmer climates grow. I wouldn't know what to do with either. Do you eat them? Happy GBBD.

Carol said...

That's quite a showing of blooms. It's making me want to come down to Austin to see some blooms outdoors.
Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

So many wonderful things happening in your garden! I tried to overwinter a grocery store rosemary in the house but it gave up the ghost a few weeks ago. So it's lovely to see your various types growing out in the garden.

Pam/Digging said...

With your hands in Dromgoole's rose soil and a nice selection of February blooms, all seems good in your garden, Cheryl. Enjoy the A&M talks.

Jean said...

I remember having an Old Blush rose some time ago and how it always seemed to bloom for Valentine's Day. :-)

I saw Dromgoole's soils being sold at my local feed store. I got so excited. Sometimes it's the little things for us gardeners!

~Deirdre said...

What a nice variety of blooming plants. I can't believe you have Lantana blooming! Wow. I have never seen the white lantana. I would love to get my hands on some of that...
something new to add to my wish list, yeah!

Annie in Austin said...

You do have a lot in bloom, Conscious Gardener! We grow many of the same plants and we both use the Rose Soil, but our gardens look like they're in different zones ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

Cheryl, I'm delighted to read about all your nursery hopping adventures with Randy. I'm compiling a list for my next visit to Austin! It was great to meet y'all at A&M this week and I look forward to seeing y'all at Spring Fling in Chicago!

Randy said...

Another great post Cheryl. I think that spring has sprung for us in Austin. Be sure to note my new blog address

My Mother's Garden said...

What a great collection of blooms!
Lucky you! I bet your pomegranate tree will be beautiful when it's covered with fruit.

OperaMama said...

Gee, we still have slushy ol' melting snow! You know how to grow 'em down there, it looks like. So pretty!