Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Blooms Day

Unless you are a Japanese Lantern, a zuke, a cuke, a pumpkin, or a lemon tree then you aren't blooming in my garden this month. Things go a bit greeny brown this time of year with tomatoes wilting early and the corn following suit. Blossom is long gone and the pansies, primroses and other annuals have given up finally after a valiant battle. The only things giving a spot of colour to the balcony garden are the amazing japanese lantern. (I really should invest in another one.)



The cukes, zukes and pumpkins are still flowering, though not a lot of fruiting is going on. It is hard to hand pollinate when they are only producing one sex of flower! Come on plants, coordinate yourselves.


And the lemon tree as usual is putting out blooms, with a few turning into possibly viable fruit.



Are you having more success with blooms in your garden this month? For more Garden Bloggers Blooms Day head on over to May Dreams Gardens and join in the fun.

8 comments:

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Tough question to ask a northern gardener. White it is. Not much luck here colorwise. Like your lemon tree.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Your Japanese Lantern is gorgeous. And I love your title pic too!

noel said...

aloha,

i love your japanese latern also, its very lush

noel

Eliza @ Appalachian Feet said...

Nice photos! Around here the common name "Japanese lantern" gets used for a different plant than yours. I just looked up what other plants go by that name and it looks like there is a physalis (the one I'm used to), a hibiscus, and the abutilon you have. Now I want all three!

Kalena Michele said...

I'm so amazed every year how your zucchini turns out. Plus, you're growing yours in a pot! Looks beautiful!

Dan said...

That japanese lantern is looking very good!

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Wow beautiful garden. they looks healthy.

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Dan said...

Happy Holidays!