Saturday, December 15, 2012

Flower Power: GBBD December 2012

Sponsored by May Dream Gardens

Established Plants

 Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera)

New Plants in the Garden

 Pam's Pink Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus drummondii 'Pam Puryear')


Pansies (Viola tricolor)

 Nasturtium 'Alaska Mixed' (Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska Mixed')

 Flower Wannabes

Flowering Kale 'Chidori Red' (Brassica oleracea 'Chidori Red')

Dwarf Buford Holly (Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana')

Possumhaw (Ilex decidua

 Chile Petin's (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)


Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.)


  1. Love your violas and collection of vibrant berries. I enjoy similar berries on my Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo) and Nellie Stevens Holly. A Happy GBBD to you!

  2. Beautiful pansy and viola. Ours are done with in upstate New York - just one lone purple alyssum hanging in there. Happy GBBD!

  3. Love the pink Turk's cap! I bought a Pam's earlier this year, but it turned out to be a red variety after all. Ah, well. The Mexican honeysuckle and your hollies are looking especially vibrant.

  4. I'm so glad you decided to showcase some "bloom wannabes". When these plants are actually blooming, we hardly notice them, but in the starkness of a winter landscape, they add so much interest.

  5. Photos are absolutely amazing. I truly love the pansy and viola. Thank you for posting.

  6. Love the Mexican Honeysuckle :). I bought one myself a few months ago, and it's doing great even with our recent freeze. And beautiful pansies/violas. The cold front winds a few days ago broke many of my viola stems, though :(. Hope yours were more fortunate!