Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My December Garden

I'm joining the Tuesday Garden Party over at An Oregon Cottage

The only roses that I allow to produce rose hips are the 'Iceberg' climbers

All the decorative grasses are wearing their Winter colors.

Oleander getting ready to throw their seeds throughout the garden.

Spoon daisies searching out the warmth of an old iron fence.

Loquats with their red and green holiday colors.

Boulders are magnets for any plant needing a bit of extra winter heat.

Pomegranates left for the birds in the winter.
Our flock of Acorn Woodpeckers love these!

The whole garden is pretty much in winter mode now.
The oaks are losing the last of their leaves.

The winter blooming Aloes have started to show off, giving the hummers
an alternate food source from the feeders.

Exotic Costco mushrooms growing in a succulent bed.
Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' babies in their striped attire,
spend the winter growing bigger and bigger.

Jade plants are in full bloom for the holiday.

No guests at the side patio table, but the Euryops keep hoping someone
will come by to admire their pretty faces.

Lemons are loving the cooler weather and ripening right in time for the holiday.

The tomato graveyard.  Some of the best tomatoes I have ever grown
were from volunteers from the past season's dead soldiers.

If the temps stay this warm, I may just get one more batch of strawberries.

Perennial marigolds with their heavenly lemon scented foliage
to the left in the background.  If I could have only one plant,
this would probably be what I would choose.

And a closeup of the Tagetes lemonii.

My four year old Chinese Elms have wonderful color this year.
The wind came up on Sunday, so the leaves are pretty much gone now.

Waiting for Spring.

Thanks so much for dropping by to visit my garden,
I hope to see you again very soon.


  1. Wow you have lots of room and a beautiful garden to boot. Very lovely indeed.

    Have a terrific WW. :)

    Wordless Wednesday

  2. Beautiful garden! My garden is covered with snow and temps of -5 below in Ohio

  3. I really love your plant photography. It's not only gorgeous, but it really has texture to it - almost like you can feel each individual flower and plants!

    Happy WW! Hope to see you over at my place! :)

  4. WOW! Beautiful! Makes me yearn for spring and summer, as my WW is total opposite of yours!

  5. Beautiful!! But with my pomegranate tree---I pick mine...the birds...they can have some of our pecans. LOL

    My Wednesday Link Do take time to stop by if you can. I also have a Christmas Day Gift Giveaway for you if you'd like to click on the very top button [Santa button] on my blog that'll direct you to another page, to view my gift,...sign up for your chance to win!!

  6. Candy, it is gray, damp and cold in my corner of Oregon. Your post was like a ray of sunshine. I hope you are having an absolutely fabulous day. Blessings...Mary

  7. LOVED seeing your garden with blooms. Ah, just what I needed to remind me what a garden looks like when it's not freezing or raining like it is where I live. :-)

    So glad you joined the Tuesday Garden Party!

  8. How quickly things can change ... we have a big storm coming our way! The garden changes daily now with some winter things peeking around to see if it is safe to come out. And the garden is filled with birds by the hundreds.

    Thank you all for stopping by to visit the garden again this week,


Thank you for your lovely comments.

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