a little color for you!

Our area of the country has been declared a drought area but our little 'micro climate'
doesn't seem to be hit too hard. Hubby waters his veggies often but my flowers don't seem to  
need watering very much.

I thought my balloon flower was gone forever, but I guess it was just too tired
to bloom last year. I was so excited to see it that I bought it some friends :)

This crocosmia from African grows everywhere along the roadsides and Hubby
was kind enough to dig some up for my garden :)

I hope to have lots of pincushion seeds to plant next year.

I showed you my gladiolas before but I really like this shot.

I planted some phacelia seeds that didn't come up last year but surprised me this year in several places. You'll probably see more pics of these :)

I think this is a mullein although I've never seen it in my garden before.

Gazanias grow well in all parts of my garden and I can 
always count on them for gorgeous color.

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list for every day of the week!


Tom said...

...and I have a 'white garden' today!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What an orgy of colour for these winter-tired eyes!!! YAM xx

Loretta Niessen said...

Dear Betty,
I cannot stop to be amazed by the same plants that exist in New-Zealand and in Germany. I also planted Crocosmia last year and I'm curious if it will blossom this year. Winter in Germany is too cold for Gazanias. They are sown every year. Thanks for linking.
Have a nice day.

Saša S. said...

You brought a lot of colors and suns into my space :)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Lovely flower pictures for a grey day in January in England. Mullein has a habit of appearing suddenly in unexpected places.

Taken For Granted said...

Betty, you have a wonderful green thumb. Seeing your beautiful flowers is a job this time of year of those of us buried in snow and ice. You have flowers I have never seen before as they are not grown here.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Wonderful color despite the drought!

NatureFootstep said...

Your gladiolus shots are very special, So fitting with the old fence :)

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics.
Have a nice week ahead.

Cuco ramalheiro said...

Hello Betty!
Congratulations on the beautiful photos you share with us.
I am fascinated by the fact that being my country antipode of yours, most of the flowers that grow in New Zealand, also grow in Portugal, especially the wildflowers.
The flowers that she portrays in the photos also bloom in my garden, not now that it is winter here, but in our spring and summer.
The yellow flowers you do not know are from the native plant in Portugal, which is here called Verbasco (Verbascum virgatum). In my region we called it Golden Flowers, because its fresh flowers were used to clean and polish the pieces in gold.
A hug from the other side of the planet.


Andrea said...

I smiled at the thought that a human bought some plants to make her old ones have some friends! Temperate colors are truly near the cold colors.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Beautiful photos of your lovely flowers, Betty. I'd say we share many of these favourites which I grow in my garden too. Except for the Mullein! :-)
Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.