Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Blooms are hard to find this time of year. One thing I found is this bulbine. I have 2 patches of this yellow. It also comes in orange, but the yellow is far more elegant. One patch is open, and ugly now from frost, but this one sets under a large duranta and kind of grows in grassy weeds that run amuck there. I think that, and the fact that it is on the south side of the house helps.
Blooming in my yard today is this bank of shrimp plant, gone berserk. I have contemplated going after it with a weed eater, but when blooms are hard to find in the garden, this is kind of nice to have. Click on this picture to make it bigger.


Jean said...

The cold killed back my shrimps, all my bulbines, all the gingers, most of the lavender lantana, just about everything. I'm glad February is a short month.

Frances said...

This is my first visit and I love your shrimp plant. Just imagining a whole hillside of it is mind boggling! Thanks for showing it.

Carol said...

Janie, Obviouslyyou are someplace much warmer than me! I know what you mean about big sprawling plants that you just about decide have to go, and then they bloom and you have to keep them!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow, your shrimp plant is fantastic. I bet you get lots of hummingbirds. I read that you get Green Jays at your feeders. They are so beautiful. I never tire of looking at them.