Saturday, December 15, 2007

Gardener's Bloom Day - December


What have I got blooming on the balcony at the moment? A lot more than I should have - geraniums, pansies, marigolds, alyssum, antirrhinums and campanula. Crazy. Plus a few chrysanthemums hanging on in there, and some cyclamen. Despite the fact that the temperature has dropped radically, they don't seem to have noticed. It's been down to about -2° every night this week, though back up to around ten in the daytime.

Because of that, I have started covering things up. And by the end of this week it will be complete, with everything put to bed for at least a month. The first week in January is usually the coldest week of the year here, so better safe than sorry.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Looks like bloom day for December is just in time for your blooms. It sounds like in a few weeks you will also be facing what we are facing... no blooms outside! In the meantime, you have some nice blooms to enjoy.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Robin's Nesting Place said...

You have quite a lot still in bloom. The plants must be protected from wind on your balcony. Hope they hang on a little longer for you.

Leslie said...

I've got more things still blooming than I should also! You've got a nice list!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Just seeing all those summer annuals makes me feel warm while the cold rain is falling here.

Bonnie said...

Italy! How fun!!! It's so fun to see what is blooming literally around the world.
And your balcony looks delightful.

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