Tuesday, December 15

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - December 2009

Work has been more than a little crazy lately.  In fact, I've worked 48 hours in the past 4 days alone!  I'm not whining, just explaining why I feel as worn out and pale as my beloved evergreen honeysuckle vine, shown above. And also why I'm calling it a day--er, a post--after simply posting a few bloom day photos and a short supplemental list:

From top to bottom: The last bloom on a 'Sharry Baby' (oncidium) orchid that I snagged on clearance because I love its scent, the beautiful orange of pyracantha berries, the Meyer (Improved) lemon still in bloom, and my Jumping Jack 'Big Beans' (zygopetalum) orchid. What else is blooming here?  My jewel orchid, with its tiny white flowers that are more like miniature snapdragons than showy orchid flowers, 'Arp' and 'Huntington Carpet' rosemaries, and a poinsettia with deep burgundy bracts.

For more of what's blooming all around the world this December 15th, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens and her December GBBD post links.  (And for my new favorite exotic-flower-to-drool-over, visit Chuck B's December Bloom Day post and scroll down to the hardenbergia violacea... wow!)