GBBD- December 2011

It’s that time again. My how time flies. I knew I wouldn’t get a chance to snap photos before work on Wednesday, so I was out in a bathrobe and slippers Tuesday morning traipsing through the damp greenery snapping pictures. One thought came to mind. Next year, I need to plant more flowers. But there are a few things out there adding some color and on this particular morning everything was still covered by the dew from the night before. (You can click on any image to view larger.)

The feverfew that I grow because I get migraines is still blooming. If you are wondering if it helps with the migraines, it does. I think the way it works is that it tastes so horrible I forget I have a migraine because I am now focused the horrible flavor on my tongue. It is pretty though.

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The orange Chilean Glory Vine is trying to outdo it’s red sister by bursting forth with new blooms. In this color, the flower remind me of goldfish.

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I thought that this knautia was going to be more of a blood red, but I love it’s pinkish red blooms just as well.

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Chocolate Mint scented geranium which smells neither of chocolate nor mint, but rather looks the part, is always in bloom. I love how the dew hangs in the hairs on the leaves each morning.

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I wouldn’t necessarily call borage invasive. But once you plant borage, you always have borage.

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A favorite of both myself and the resident hummingbird (he gets angry when I cut it back), pineapple sage. Such a hot, hot red on a chilly morning.

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Each month Carol over at May Dreams Gardens hosts a roundup of Garden Blogger Bloom Day posts. To participate, just post what’s blooming in your neck of the woods on your blog and then post a link over at May Dreams Garden to share with the gardening world. Then stop back and visit Carol later in the day to see GBBD posts from all over the world.

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9 comments for “GBBD- December 2011

  1. Henrietta
    at 7:44 am

    Thanks for sharing Everything her in IN is covered with snow. However,I do have 3 Christmas cactus in bloom

    • Kat
      at 7:50 am

      Thanks for stopping by. I don’t think my Christmas cactus is going to make it by the 25th. It’s in bud, it’s trying, but I think it will be January before they open.

  2. at 10:07 am

    Happy GBBD. I just want to say I love your banner and the look of your blog. I am assuming that you did the site and the art. Love it.

    • Kat
      at 6:51 am

      Some of the work is mine, some isn’t. I’ll say thank you for that which is mine. 🙂

  3. at 8:44 pm

    Your photos are so pretty. I have been wanting to get a pineapple sage because I have read that they are attractive to hummingbirds, but now that I have seen the photo of yours I will definitely get one to go along with the red salvia that I planted for the hummingbirds. That blue borage is lovely as well.

    • Kat
      at 6:51 am

      The smell of the pineapple sage is such an added bonus as well. It really does remind me of pineapple.

  4. at 10:48 pm

    nice blooms, Kat. I should get outside and evaluate if I have anything at all to post up. Pretty sad state of affairs this year.

  5. Eliza @ Appalachian Feet
    at 10:04 am

    Your garden is looking great! I’m interested in how you take feverfew for a migraine? Do you have to eat it, make a tea? How much do you use?

    • Kat
      at 4:21 pm

      You eat a few leaves. But I warn you, it tastes nasty, really nasty. But it does seem to help.

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