Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–December ’09

Mimulus 'Jack'

Mimulus 'Jack'

Sometimes one good bloom is all you need. I could add the pictures of the chives that are blooming or the irises whose blooms were pummeled by the recent rains, but this monkey flower is all I need to make me happy on this cold December morning. A recent addition picked up at a local native plant sale. I was working that day and only had a few minutes to shop because the sale ended early and I got out to my lunch late. But, it didn’t take me long to select this lovely burgundy colored Monkey Flower. The color is a perfect addition to the new red and chartreuse bed I’ve been working on.

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6 comments for “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–December ’09

  1. at 10:57 am

    Stunning! I agree, that bloom stands alone.

  2. at 10:41 am

    It’s lovely to find flowers outside, in your garden, in December.

  3. at 9:56 am

    I love this Mimulus! I’ve not seen it before, so thanks for writing about it!! (I love your falling snow on your blog site, too – very cute indeed)

    • Kat
      at 1:54 pm

      Well we Californians must do what we can to give the appearance of the winter season.

  4. at 2:54 pm

    I agree, Kat, it is luscious! I have never seen a monkey flower in real life, are they fragrant?


    • Kat
      at 3:24 pm

      No, I’ve never noticed a fragrance to them. They look like they would be though.

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