Today is Bloomin' Tuesday hosted by Jean at Ms Green Thumb Jean's Blog. I was out of town for the Thanksgiving Holiday and I have missed the last 2 Bloomin' Tuesdays!
The weather has been very mild and at some times still warm here in Southern California. Alot of my flowers are still looking very pretty. No one has told them yet it is December. All these pictures were taken today in my garden.
My roses are all still blooming and still have lots of flowers. I am really feeling kinda sad that next month I have to cut them all back so that they can start all over again for spring! The thought of cutting them back so much when they still have flowers on them just doesn't sound right to me! But I have to do it to promote more flowers and growth for the next season.
Here are some shots of some of my rose plants taken today....
This next plant is a HUGE Vine I have growing on one of my fences. It is covered with bright pink trumpet looking flowers. The bush is around 15 feet tall. It is huge! I have it trimmed every year in the spring but it keeps growing bigger every time! It usually blooms from fall to winter.
Right now it is starting to grow these really long pea pods. This one is about 18 inches long. Do you suppose these are seeds for this plant? I don't know much about this plant except that it gives me lots of color during the fall and winter months. The plant was here when I bought the place.
This is one of my purple bearded Iris plants I found blooming today. I have a area where I have hundreds of these Iris and they always bloom in the spring. Why this one is blooming now, I don't know!
My Orange Tree is full of Oranges! This tree makes the most delicious oranges. My property use to be an orchard and this is one of the remaining fruit trees. We have this tree in our front yard and my husband and I like to sit on the front porch and eat a fresh picked orange in the morning!
This fig tree is also in my front yard. It has big plump figs on it. You have to pick the fruit before the ants and the birds find them first!
My Periwinkles and Vincas grow and bloom till we have a cold night. Then they look like frozen lettuce in the refrigerator! So far we haven't had a cold night!
I still have some different varieties of Daisies growing too.
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