December 16, 2011

Prettiest Blooms for Christmas and Beyond

Begonias, I have 'em. Duranta cuttings bloom nonstop too.
When warm weather comes again, these will be garden plants.
Tiny duranta cuttings can grow to 5' in a season.

I use waxleaf begonias where other gardeners might use impatiens
because they are less prone to faint in heat and drought.

Pots of Violas are blooming outside the greenhouse and
in a bed elsewhere. They'll stand the inevitable freezes
to bloom again in spring until hot weather takes them out.

Always planning for next year, I'll have more Schlumbergera,
start my Hyacinths earlier, no Paperwhites and more Amaryllis.

Amaryllis started early and there will still be some in bloom on
Christmas. Hyacinths and Kalanchoe will brighten dark days in
January and February. Tulips are out of the chill now, hopeful of
blooms on Valentine's Day along with Camellias outside.  

Tootsie Time

Flaunt your Flowers Friday at Tootsie Time click for link.

Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in hot, humid Southwest Georgia.


Andrea said...

Hi Nell Jean, they are beautiful, but i love most the amaryllis. They are big blooms.

Beth said...

Love your Christmas cactus and other flowers - what a great greenhouse! I absolutely LOVE the Christmas you tube! So cute!

Bernie H said...

Aaww, how adorable is that YouTube video! Brilliant stuff.

The Violas are adorable too, but the Christmas Cactus gets my vote for prettiest bloom!

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