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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Today's Flowers and Yesterday

We got a Chiminea! It's going to be great when we just want a little fire!

Okay, now I have fresh dirt to rake and level for my flowers around my little shed, still need to decorate it, but when he started with the dirt I wasn't about to stop him!






Now for Today's Flowers.
Dianthus.........
Just when I thought these Mums were finished, up pops a couple of late bloomers, hooray!
Winter favorites..........Pansies




We have had a lot of rain for these poor babies, they will bounce back though.


Still amazing me, Gerbera Daisy.
This has been no slacker either. Pink Flame Jacobina. I saw a couple the other day in full bloom over 6 feet tall, just beautiful.
Don't even ask why all of the Purple Coneflowers were not killed back by the hard freezes we had.


My Bromeliad never fails to give a show on and off year round. Great Christmas colors.
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39 comments:

Denise BC said...

a series of beautiful flowers quite different and very beautiful.
hugs, Denise

Tabib said...

Beautiful Flowers series.

Reader Wil said...

You have a lot of flowers in your garden. They are lovely

fishing guy said...

Darla: A neat look at your blooming flowers. It is nice to get the freash flowers you show.

Craig Glenn said...

Very Nice! I love the fire place thingy.

Pictures were great too.
Craig

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Darla, As usual--your flowers are gorgeous. Seeing them THIS time of year here makes me yearn for Spring. However, our Pansies are hanging in there---even though it's colder than whiz here today!!!

Salty said...

Enjoyable flower series!

Once Christmas is past I’ll have spring fever. Come to think of it I’m ready for spring blooms now.

Susie said...

Darla that little shed is really looking great. I can't wait to see it this spring when I know you will have it looking beautiful. Lucky you, wish I had a little shed like that.

Frances said...

I was admiring the chiminea when you went to the shed and that nice fresh soil! A gardener's dream. Can't wait to see your plantings and I'll bet you can't wait to do the planting either. You certainly have a diverse group of blooms!
Frances

bennie and patsy said...

I like your little garden shed. You and the girls did a good paint job. lovely flowers.
Patsy

Norm said...

wow lovely series of photos, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing..

Cathy said...

Great series of photos--thanks for sharing with us!

Jen said...

You are always blooming!
We got our first snow Saturday.

kayleen said...

So nice you still have blooming flowers. Bet you're already perusing the seed catalogs and planning that space by the cute little shed. Thanks for sharing.

W. Latane Barton said...

We have no flowers now due to the cold so it is doubly nice to see them on your blog.

Naturegirl said...

Quite the variety of color in your garden in Dec...I sure could use your Chimenea here to keep warm outdoors!

marmee said...

all of your fun stuff, it will be great to have a fireplace.
all the flowers especially the pansies in the radio flyer. sound like hubby is a big helper and that is sooo nice. now with all your dirt you can plant away.

Jan said...

Wonderful collections of flowers.

Carletta said...

Lots of lovely blooms and the shed is coming along nicely.

Titania said...

You have a great flower show. The Bromeliad is called "Queens Tears"
I wonder why? I adore your red house, it looks so cute, what a nice job to decorate.

ilanadavita said...

I too put pansies, but on the window sills, to brighten up long winters. Nice and delicate shots.

RuneE said...

Nice collection!

Yen said...

Beautiful series of photos! I posted pansy flowers too ;)

Dani said...

Beautiful flowers Darla! My favorite was the radio flyer planted with the pansies. Soooo cute!

guild-rez said...

Oh Pansies
I love pansies and in about four month they will bloom again in my garden.
Thank you for posting your lovely flowers.

Luiz Ramos said...

You love flowers. Great report
Congratulations.
Thanks for share your adventure!!

Valerie said...

Flowers are gorgeous! I love the shed too. I have already showed my husband and told him that I want one. Our Cat sleeps in our little chiminia. I hope when spring comes I might be able to build a small fire in it. I bought mine at a yard sale last year. I got a real deal on it. I know you all will enjoy this.

Leedra said...

You amaze me. I am sure your little shed is going to be wonderful when you get all the flower beds around it.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a treat to see blooming flowers. We are buried under snow here.

I've been thinking about one of those burners too.
Marnie

Dorothy said...

You continue to amaze me with your flowers in December!!! My favorite is the planting in the Radio Flyer wagon!

Sunita said...

What a cute little shed! If I had it in my garden, my daughter would have taken it over as her playhouse,I'm sure.

PlantBuddy said...

Thanks for visiting on Todays Flowers and your comment on Mistletoe. Actually, I should warn parents that it is a poisonous plant. If you plan to use it to keep it away from kids and pets.

niartist said...

What a beautiful blog you have - and the garden photos you have throughout are just spectacular. I'm a novice gardener, and my blog actually started out a gardening blog - believe it or not! I'm so in love with the things you've created, and your new chimmea is a perfect addition to your landscape! You're welcome to stop by my blog anytime!

perennialgardener said...

Your little shed is really looking great with the new paint job. Look forward to seeing the progress on this new planting area. Lots of great blooms still holding on strong in your garden. All I have left is the pansies right now. :)

Mary said...

Oh how wonderful to have flowers in December! All we've got up here in NJ is a whole lot of COLD! ;)

2sweetnsaxy said...

The flowers are great! I've always wanted a chiminea but I'm not really out in the yard enough to make good use of it. I'm hoping I pull myself away from this computer and get out in the yard today.

arleena said...

Beautiful collections of flowers.

Greetings from Finland.
Here it`s winter, in Lappland is snow, but we have no longer. Perhaps it`s in Christmas snow.

Have a nice week.

Paz said...

I love all the flowers, especially the photo of the ones in the wagon. Your little fire (pot?) looks nice and inviting.

Paz

Tootsie said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! I am adding you to my blog list right now!!!
so you can put that mistle toe in your pocket away until I leave! lol