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Sunday, January 16, 2011

January Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Yesterday was the official bloom day, but I was busy buying fruit trees and getting one of my last long runs in before the Houston half-marathon in a couple of weeks. The fruit tree sale was a big success, but more on that in another post.

We’ve had several nights of freezing temperatures in the past week, so I didn’t expect to find many blooms, but these plants never cease to surprise me. Let’s see what’s blooming in my southwest Houston yard right now…

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Rudbeckia
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calibrachoa

This calibrachoa is in one of my hanging baskets that usually hangs on the fence, but it’s been moved to the back porch for the winter.

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Candy Corn Vine
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iceplant
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shrimp plant
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bottlebrush
clover
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These pentas are a big surprise, they don’t usually make it through winter, but they are actually blooming right now, very weird.

Thanks for stopping by for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, visit May Dreams Gardens for more January blooms around the world.

4 comments:

  1. Shoot, you've got lots of blooms! So glad to see them too ;) I've never seen a candy corn vine - that is so cute. Happy GBBD!

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  2. Houston blooms are very different from Massachusetts blooms! I'm wondering what things will look like at the end of March - but I'll be there to check things out myself. Hope to find you.

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  3. Wow, that candy corn vine is delightful! I wonder if I could grow that in my NJ garden?! The bottlebrush is beautiful too. Congratulations on so much January color, lucky girl :)

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