Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Flower-Starved in the Dead of Winter

It's the last week of 2015. People just to the north of us reported snow a few days ago but it's nothing but dreary rain and fog here. And because I'm admittedly flower and foliage-starved at present, how about some photos from last July? 


Daylily Hemerocallis 'Coming Up Roses'

Pink Portulaca

Bee Balm, (Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine') and Lythrum 

Ornamental Corn and Pink Butterfly Weed (Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella')

Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'

Dahlia 'Smartie'

Heuchera 'Paris'

Heuchera 'Paris' and Hardy Fuchsia 'Baby Ann'

Lychnis chalcedonica 'Pinkie' (grown from seed!)

Pelargonium 'Apple Blossom' before being hit with bud worms.


Sedums nestled among the other goodies.

A bunch of garden stuff
Here's to a fantastic 2016! 

15 comments:

Jeff Calton said...

What is this ornamental corn?!?!? I have only ever seen the colorful kernels but never leaves like that

Casa Mariposa said...

Gorgeous! Every bit of it! Had to laugh at your last sentence. :o)

GRACE PETERSON said...

Jeff, here is a link to Cherry Gal Seeds, where I purchased the ornamental corn. Thanks for visiting.

http://www.cherrygal.com/ornamentalcornjaponicastripedmaizeheirloomseeds2015-p-5006.html

Kris Peterson said...

I'm constantly amazed by the varieties of ornamental corn. Less surprising is that you found one with bright pink stripes!

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Love the Ornamental Corn/Milkweed combo! I might have to try that! Thanks for the July views. I needed that! We just had a snowstorm, so my landscape is white and cold. Happy New Year!

Mindy said...

So many great photos!

MulchMaid said...

Oh that pelargonium!
I am hanging on for spring by just a thread, sustained only by the blossoms on my Arctostaphylos 'Austin Griffiths'.
Gorgeous flowers, Grace!

Leona S. said...

Beautiful photos and flowers, I especially love the daylily and pelargoniums.

ricki grady said...

July is your month! Might as well celebrate it!

agatek said...

Happy New Year :)

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Same weather here Grace....so seeing your July flowers is a wonderful sight! Happy New Year!

RobinL said...

Now that was a sight for sore eyes! Our winter has been very, very mild so far, but there's nothing like summer flowers to light up your eyes.

Victoria Williams said...

Oh the colors! And the sunshine! It's a feast for the eyes!!!

Collars said...

Such beautiful flowers and plants! The Apple Blossom are really wonderful!

Ms. S said...

Love the Pelargonium 'Apple Blossom'! Wishing you a 2016 of beautiful garden surprises. :-)