January 15, 2012

GBBD ~ My Winter Garden


Welcome Winter 2012!  

This has been a beautiful winter so far...a few light freezes but nothing severe and the garden is in a state of quiet.  The stress of the hot, dry summer is behind us and I don't dare let myself dwell too much on what next summer will bring.


The globe mallow is the standout on this garden blogger's bloom day.  It's been going strong since early fall and its tissue paper flowers and fuzzy gray foliage are a welcome sight.  This is one of the few plants that thrived in the heat and drought this summer.  I'll be adding more of this for sure.



The glimpses of orange globe mallow through the kitchen window are so welcome that I couldn't resist bringing a pop of orange inside.  These gorgeous roses have graced the windowsill all week.  They are getting a bit tired but even their slight droop is lovely.

Be sure to stop by May Dreams Gardens to see what others have in bloom this month. 

22 comments:

  1. What good advice, to relish in the easy pace of winter and determine to not dwell too much on the future summer. Thank you, and happy winter!

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  2. love that globe mallow! i like how you took the photo thru the petals. :)

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  3. After what you went through this summer, every TX gardener deserves extra blooms this winter! :o)

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  4. The Pantone color of the year for 2012 is Tropical Tango or something like that. You've toned that into some gorgeous garden shades.

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  5. Ooh, love the photo of the Globe Mallow. Beautiful.

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  6. My favorite colors ever! And what gorgeous pictures. Make me want to dance!

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  7. Beautiful.
    Stacey
    www.downtoearthdigs.wordpress.com

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  8. Globe mallow is going in my garden for sure next year... if only I knew somebody who might have some extra seeds...

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    1. Alan. I think I found the seed! They are really soft but good sized. Email your address to me and I'll send you some!!

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  9. They're strikingly beautiful, Cat! Good reminder to enjoy the moments and the seasons as they come--never thinking too far ahead.

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  10. Those roses look very romantic and old-fashioned. I have a Munroe's mallow, but I think it's too hot and dry where I have it, in a deep pot. It is a similar color to yours but tiny flowers.

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  11. Great shots as always; they even made me shiver!!!

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  12. Cat those orange blooms are lovely...we seem to think alike...my orange blooms are the highlight of my blog post today for GBBD...

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  13. I agree...globe mallow is one that I plan on adding more of in my garden, too.
    Also, I pulled down my moonflower vine and have some seeds for you. :)

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  14. I really like the palette you have chosen..so delicate, and yet colorful. We don't have those colors here in winter, so it is nice to see an offering of soft, beautiful blooms.

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  15. Alan, I'm happy to send some seeds...any suggestions for how to collect them? They aren't evident to me when I open up the wilted/dried blooms...I'm more of a propagation by dividing or cuttings kind of girl. These seeds aren't as obvious to me as some others are.

    @Amy, thanks!!

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  16. Your bloom colors are beautiful! I'm glad you have some beautiful blooms to enjoy this winter after the rough summer. Happy GBBD!

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  17. Love that happy color at this drab time of year!

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  18. Boy it's wonderful to get caught back up in the Blogosphere! You photos, as always, are like breathing fresh air! Enchanting and inspiring! :)

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  19. Gorgeous blooms - seem to be designed for what ails your weather.

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