Friday, December 30, 2011

February in December

My neighbor's forsythia thinks it is February already.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Timely Amaryllis

My parents brought me an Amaryllis kit at Thanksgiving.  We potted it up, and noticed the box gave an estimated 6 weeks to bloom.

This one seemed to like its growing conditions, and this morning, exactly four weeks after planting, the first bloom started to open.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 2011 Blooms

  A warm December means I have more blooms than usual.

In the upper garden, some black-eyed Susans have persisted all fall and into winter

My Sunsprite rose seems to have survived its very late (like last week) transplanting.

 The strawberries don't seem to know they can't possibly make fruit in December.
Around front, the white rose is blooming, too.
Not everything is out of cycle.  The berries are right on time!  Holly:
And my one remaining Nandina.