7/18/16

color in winter

As I have mentioned before, this winter has been the mildest I have ever seen here. Until last week, I only had a fire in the fireplace twice for heat. 
It's half way to spring but my garden never figured that out. There weren't a lot of blooms (California poppies, phlox mostly), but the picture below shows you how green it has been all this time.


The camellias that usually start blooming in October have been blooming all over Taranaki. This is mine--only two blooms, but they are so big and beautiful :)

The one flower I can usually count on for color all-year-round is calendula. I imagine the whole yard was full of them once, as they pop up in huge numbers everywhere!

Just to cheer myself up on this rainy, gray day, I'm sharing some lovely color from last summer's garden.



19 comments:

Violen said...

Beautiful flowers!

Manja A. said...

Schön!
Liebe Grüße, Manja

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnificas fotografias destas belas flores.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

Niki said...

Beautiful!

Taken For Granted said...

Beautiful flowers and garden photos. Your winters are much more gentle than ours.

Meta said...

Mycket välkända blommor hos dig att njuta av.
ha en fin sommar
kram Meta

Alexa T said...

These are so beautiful flowers and the winter seems to be like summer, in there! It must be so lovely to enjoy nature and have green all over. The last picture is like a fairy tale illustration.
Many thanks for all this beauty shared with us! Have a great week ahead!

Joy said...

I love camellias! There are only one or two that will bloom outside here, because our winters can be quite harsh, but the botanical garden gets them going in a protected greenhouse.

Vicki said...

How beautiful! I plan on having a flower garden when I move.

Al said...

Such pretty flowers, in the winter no less. Nothing grows here in the winter.

Janice Adcock said...

Oh the beauty of spring and summer gardens

elizabeth said...

What lovely blossoms!

facile et beau - Gusta said...

so beautiful flowers.
we had a mild winter, too. Only a breeze of snow the hole winter long.
have a nice day
gusta

Felicia said...

thank you for the colorful post. the flowers are gorgeous.

Rhonda Albom said...

Beautiful flowers. The third flower with the yellow flowers it my favourite in this set.

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

You have such beautiful flowers for winter. It looks more like our spring or fall!

justnujusthar.com said...

Your garden flowers are lovely. I also hope for a mild winter this year, like last winter. So much easier not having to carry lots of water to the horses beacause it's freezing in no time.

Jibber JabberUK said...

It seems the world is heating up all over the globe. The last winter in the UK was very mild and this week has been so hot. I'm hoping for rain so I don't have to water the plants again!

Lisa Kerner said...

Your garden looks like it is full of fun treasures. We had an unusually mild winter as well, even some 80 degree days in January and February which is unheard of. Thanks for sharing with Life Thru the Lens, it is always a joy to see you part of the world.

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens