Monday, December 15, 2008

Garden bloggers’ bloom day

I took my photos yesterday when it was 78 degrees (F), but now it’s 34. I don’t know why I’m surprised, considering last week the temperatures changed from 81 to 33 with snow and sleet in the same day!

Black dalea, I think


Pink skullcap


Mexican bush sage

Indigo spires salvia


Look for other garden bloggers' blooms at Carol's May Dreams Gardens


Anonymous said...

Iris, I told myself to get out there yesterday and get my pictures, too, then I got distracted by a computer virus. I just stepped outside this morning and realized I needed many more clothes to take pictures outdoors now! Your pics are great - love those purples, as always.

TexasDeb said...

What lovely blooms you have. I will bookmark this when I need to see flowers!

Seems like all we will have around our yard is memories of blooms with this blasted freeze today. Already lots of brownish frozen bits from the last freeze we had.

I went out and covered veggies (hopefully not too late with that) and we moved the Meyer Lemon trees in the garage along with the Hibiscus.

Sheesh. Heck of a winter so far!

Iris said...

My blooms were dwindling but still okay yesterday, but after today, who knows? I was really cussing out the local forecasters this afternoon as I covered all the veggies.

I'm such a cold wimp I had to come in for a few minutes between each bed to re-warm myself.

Deb--hope you had some help moving your Meyer lemon trees! Oh--just remembered I have a few Meyer lemons and they make GREAT whiskey sours. Tonight might be good for those!

Darla said...

Great blloms!

Horselip's Horse Sense said...

Great blooms. You must be in Texas too. I wish I'd have taken the photos yesterday.

Carol said...

I think I'm actually starting to recognize some of the blooms in the Austin gardens now, after all these bloom day posts!

Your weather sounds challenging, at least here it stays cold once it gets cold.

Thanks for joining in for bloom day.
Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Lancashire rose said...

I'm beginning to feel very jealous of the flowers still blooming in your garden and other Austin gardens when my garden has nothing left. I think we had a bad frost because there were no leaves on my tomatoes or basil and that means frost.

Annie in Austin said...

A couple of 29 degree nights have discouraged most flowers here - maybe you still have a few?

Oh well, if all the vegetation dies back around the house - the renovation will just show off even better ;-]

Happy Christmas!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose