"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Brave Souls

I took a walk though the garden and snapped some pictures. It will be near freezing again tonight but these brave souls are still sharing their beauty. 
Calendula peeking through the iron Welcome sign.
Tree Mallow, Lavatera maritima

Perfume Delight Rose, 4 weeks after I pruned it.
I have a few Iris that have bloomed, but it is still early.
Hollyhock doing well even after the bugs attacked it. The new growth looks good so far.
I have no idea why these Cosmos came up this early!
Dill is thriving in the cold temperatures.

Rose campion lychnis coronaria, I am so happy that this has reseeded in many areas around the back patio.
Violets in the Fairy Garden

A few Bromiliads are in bloom

A fairy fushia protected under the large leaves of a Maderense Geranium.
Fan Aloe just beginning to bloom.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. 
~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke


  1. Amazing that you have color this time of year. Lovely pictures to remember your garden as it succumbs to frost, always sad to say goodbye. Love the Rilke quote. cheers. ann

  2. Such wonders you have brought those of us who feel permanently bound in winter's grip - it gives us hope knowing such beauties are thriving!
    Thank you for sharing your garden.

  3. For an expected freeze, I am amazed how beautiful these blooms are. Thank you for the glimpse of Spring.

  4. Thank you all for your visit. I was hoping my flowers would be enjoyed by those still in the mist of winter snows. I think I was most surprised to find the fushia and the rose campion in bloom. We did have very nice weather a few weeks ago; I guess they all thought spring had come and went into bloom. I will bring out all my blankets to cover as many plants as I can this week. I am hoping the forcast frost will miss us.
    Thanks again for coming to my blog.

  5. Lovely colour - especially the Cosmos I do love those...

  6. I needed this! The sun is here today, but things are fairly barren up here still. Almost. I can feel spring calling!

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

  7. Very nice Carla. There is always hope for us in the north and east! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Super fantastic and most awesome colors! I will now go cry in our snow.

  9. So far so good, they all made it through the night. No frost, now we just need to make it through the weekend. Maybe that will miss us also.

    Thank you Heather, Red, LVL and Ong for your visit. I hope my flowers brought some warmth to your day. Spring is not far off now.

  10. Hello, Carla, and thank you for your kind comments. I cannot believe the cold you are getting; we are currently 30 degrees and with a forecast of low teens tonight with this arctic blast we are all getting. Hopefully we will get past it in the next few days and get on with spring. PS: we think of Escondido, fondly. ;)

  11. Hey Carla, Becca found some ingredients missing from the parsley soup recipe! Check it out now! It has been corrected! Thanks for stopping by! Talk to you later.

  12. Hi Carla, there are so many plants in flower, despite the cold temps. I recognize the Australian wattles, they do well far afield. It is raining here, we had very high temps and very humid, its good to see the rain, when it comes down so gently.

  13. Hello Titania,
    thank you for stopping by. I love a gentle rain shower, everything smells so wonderful afterwords. I will be over to see you soon.
    Have a beautiful day!


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