Come and peek into the greenhouse to see what’s blooming indoors; then we’ll look at the blooms outside. My goal is blooms year ’round even if I have to fudge a little in January with forced bulbs if a hard freeze takes out Camellia blooms here in the Coastal South.
December Bloom Day
When I realized that I am commenting on many blogs as Word Press Seedscatterer, I rushed back to duplicate the Blogger version here.
Christmas Cactus, Graptopetalum and bromeliad Neoregelia
in a grapevine ball in the midst of chaos.
White Christmas Cactus at top.
Top left Christmas cactus color is not yet determined, the last to bloom.
Can you see the green pepper at bottom center?
I cut back a tall plant and blooms appeared and now a pepper!
Next year I want lots of white begonias, bottom right.
The Christmas Cactus cutting above has yellow
blooms. They show up white here.
This one is obviously pink and not quite open.
Benfica Amaryllis about to move into the house for Christmas.
Firecracker Fern Russelia equisetiformis, and
Pineapple Sage in aqua pots are both blooming red.
For Christmas we will have food for the soul — Nymph Amaryllis —
and food for bodies: Green Pepper, Tomato and Eggplant, all plants
that were in containers outside that I cut back in early fall and brought
in when they regrew.
Violas from seed added to pots of purchased Pansies
outside the greenhouse doors.
Outside, Camellia japonicas are coming into bloom.
Some of the later-blooming Camellias have fat buds.
The old Camellias that bloom by Christmas are starting.
Camellia sasanquas have more petals on the ground than on
the tree now. The petals last a while on the ground when it’s
cool, looking like snow — as close as we get.
Benfica Amaryllis, a last look.
The first Amaryllis in bud was Elvas —
I took it to the Beach on Thanksgiving for our
daughter-in-law and son to enjoy.
It bloomed the next day, so I missed it.
Happy Bloom Day to all and a very Merry Christmas.
Join Carol for Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens and share your December Blooms.
Posted by Nell Jean on December 15, 2012