Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December Blooms

What a surprising fall this has been. Flooding rains followed by a few light freezes, and then days of warm weather. The plants don't know what to do. Spring bulbs are beginning to push green leaves out of the ground, and callery pears all over town are blooming. At the same time, foliage is turning brown and leaves fall from trees.




In my yard, the water lilies are putting forth a last big effort. Other plants, protected by buildings or taller plants, are unexpectedly blooming.

I didn't deadhead around the few blooms in my yard, or clean up the fallen leaves, or clean up any bits laying around. It's just the way it is this time of year.

Dauben


Dauben


Pink Waterlily



Brazilian Rockrose


Fall obedient plant


Low bulrush


Mealy blue sage


Mexican poinsettia


Pink salvia


Chile pequin




Linking to:
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens
Wordless Wednesday at image-in-ing
Wordless Wednesday

22 comments:

Jan said...

How lovely to have all this bonus colour at Christmas... I live on a south facing hill so my garden has also become a bit 'seasonally confused'. I'm just worried about the bad weather that is bound to hit us eventually. Jx

bettyl-NZ said...

It looks like you found a lot of blooms even if it is the cold season!

Rhonda Albom said...

Wonderful flower photos.

Kate said...

Lots of color in your neck of the woods. Beautiful shots. It's pretty much brown here.

Sandee said...

Poor plants don't know what season it is, but they sure are pretty flowers.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

allthingzsewn said...

Some beauties still hanging on. The same thing here with temp. Hope this dosen't kill anything when winter gets serious.

Tired Teacher said...

Nothing is growing around here - cold, wind, and snow abound.

MartiDIY said...

We're in an area that typically doesn't see a lot of freezing weather, but this is still pretty unusual for us. I guess plants are made to cope with change.

MartiDIY said...

Yes, most of them seem to have found a little shelter to keep warm and keep blooming. Except for a couple of light freezes, it really hasn't been cold here yet.

MartiDIY said...

Thank you!

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love your waterlily's! Your plants look beautiful!

Greetings, Sofie # 11
http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.com

NC Sue said...

These are all great shots, but the first few are perfection!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/12/beautiful-saint-maarten.html

MartiDIY said...

It's mostly brown around here too. I don't know how these survived so they could bloom again.

MartiDIY said...

Thank you. Most of these plants have been in my yard for awhile so those that survive are used to adversity.

MartiDIY said...

I keep hearing that this will be a mild winter with rain instead of ice. I hope so, though I've never mowed the yard in January and can't say I want to either.

MartiDIY said...

How much snow? I love snow but wouldn't want to have to get out in it if I didn't want to.

MartiDIY said...

Thank you. Water lilies are my favorite too.

MartiDIY said...

Thank you. That's quite a compliment coming from you. I like the first one and the mexican poinsettia, although technically I guess that isn't a bloom as much as changing leaf color.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Votos de Feliz Natal
AG

Kath said...

Hi Marti, thanks for comming over to visit and for your comment. I thought I'd hop over and visit you too. I enjoyed looking round at your sewing projects. I also have an irish chain waiting to be quilted!

Grandma K said...

I have a real problem here! I subscribed to your post to come to my email. Great - I never miss a post. Problem - I cannot comment from there! I have been loving your posts. I am still reading them!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

A melhor saída é seguir em frente com motivação.
Feliz Ano Novo
AG