Monday, December 15, 2008

GBBD DECEMBER 2008

For good or bad, frost has not yet announced its presence here. I do not know if it is my perception or there is an actual change in weather patterns, but I do feel the winters shortening in both duration and severity with each passing year. I hope it is nothing sinister related to pollution, global warming…and all that. Well, setting these thoughts aside for now I’ll indulge in the bloom boom which stands spared for the GBBD post this Dec-08, thanks to the delayed frost: Chrysanthemums Salvias with Chrysanthemums in backdrop Bouganvilleas Poinsettia gearing up for Christmas Bouvardia- it attracts lots of butterflies. Gladioli blooming in profusion Impatiens Poinsettia 'fireball' Marigolds Thunbergia Grandiflora The diversity in the flower world is amazing, each one more beautiful than the other. Yet, a rose will always smell and seem the sweetest…

18 comments:

Darla said...

Oh my stars! You have a great show of blooms, just beautiful!

Horselip's Horse Sense said...

Wow. What a beautiful garden. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, December is still a very colourful month in your garden! Lovely blooms! BTW are you sure that's bouvardia and not barleria?

Julie said...

WOWZERS!!! Great color show!!!

Aiyana said...

You have a great variety for this time of year. Although I usually don't care for lilac colored roses, the one in the last photo is gorgeous!
Aiyana

arundati said...

that's a riot of colour...what joy to be standing in the midst of all of this....

Chandramouli S said...

Lavender colored flower - is that really rose? Beautiful, it looks. Must be a pleasure to stand among those smiling babies. Some are elegant, some funny, some serene, some with baby-smiles, some laughing... the list goes on! Cheers GT!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Roses are pretty tough as you will find them in flower in India, Texas and the Netherlands at this time of year. I love your Impatience, such lovely colouring.

How green and lush your garden still looks, simply wonderful.

Happy GBBD!

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Thanks for that burst of warmth and color. It's a wonderful boost for all of us cold climate gardeners.

Kanak Hagjer said...

So beautiful! Loved going through all those fabulous colours in your garden!

Nicole said...

Bloom boom indeed. That bougainvillea combo is brilliant, love the pointsettia fireball, and what a parade of roses.

Carol said...

Your garden has some beautiful blooms. Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Oh, your blooms are brilliant and beautiful. Such a variety, so late in the season. Lovely! Jan

Anonymous said...

Hey!! Do we have a mail order service for seeds and supplies in India? I've been trying to find one..

Your collection of roses is awesome!

Sunita said...

Oh, lovely, lovely blooms! Lucky you for getting to grow all the temperate flowers too. In Mumbai they're more of a hit-or-miss. Our so-called winter is the only time we can even think of trying to grow them.

Sue said...

I'm still looking at GBBD and Skywatch pics. Yours are lovely! I'm in Nebraska, USA, where it's currently 18 degrees F. and the yard is snow covered.

Gururaj said...

Your roses are lovely. Do the crysanthemums have a sweet smell? I found after moving to Japan that most flowers here don't smell as good as they did in India.

Tanya Boracay said...

I loved Marigolds.

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