A boy and his toy
Late December miscellany. A good time for blessing-counting and garden gratitude. For dogs, those wonderful creatures...
For December roses, with their richer color and their longer life in this month's cool weather.
This flower ('The Prince') is two weeks old. It is lucky to have one last two days in August.
Yes, roses can be lollipops on bare sticks, yet I am grateful for them. No plant is perfect.
Why are you blooming, daylily? It's December. To surprise? It's fun when plants ignore the calendar.
Grevillea 'Superb' blooms so constantly I often ignore it, its usual cloud of honeybees, and the hummingbird battles that take place about it. Time to take the time to appreciate it again.
Sayornis nigricans, gratitude for your beauty, charm, and for your constant fly-catching!
Echeveria 'Paul Bunyan'
Grateful to be able to garden. The Agaves out, replanting the empty area. Aloe x capitata, a sibling to the plant about to flower for the first time, grown from seed. Just visible from the street, at the feet of mighty Yuccas.
Should I leave the access path dug to drag out the Agave carcasses? It's nicely hidden from the street behind one of the Yuccas.
What are your garden gratitudes this time of year? It could very well be rest and time to think and plan, if your garden is under snow.