January is the slowest time of the year for blooms in the desert. However, due to our year-round growing climate, there are still a lot of flowers to see…
Bower Vine (Pandorea jasminoides)
My Valentine shrub (Eremophila maculata ‘Valentine’) is in full bloom.
One of my Mexican Bird-of-Paradise trees (Caesalpinia mexicana), happily blooming away…
Radiation Lantana ‘Desert Sunset’ is still blooming underneath my Dalbergia sissoo tree.
The tree has protected it from frost damage.
The flowers are starting to peek out of the Silvery Cassia (Senna phyllodenia).
More blooms will soon follow from this Australian native.
One of the Geraniums in the Children’s Flower Garden.
In case you are getting tired of the flowers in my garden or just want to see more colorful blooms, I thought I would also show you some of the flowers currently blooming at Double S Farms.
Baja Ruellia (Ruellia peninsularis) is a reliable year-round bloomer.
The flowers of the ‘New Gold Mound’ Lantana lighten in the winter, but are still beautiful.
I found this single flower on the Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria capensis)
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
I’m not sure if fruit counts as a bloom for GBBD, but just in case….
Kumquats reaching towards the sky.
And lastly, a photo of a single rose from the Neglected, Overgrown, Nameless Rose just before I pruned it back. I realize I did not take the photo on the 15th, but it would have still been there if I had not pruned the rose bush back over the weekend.
I also wanted it to have one last opportunity to show off it’s flowers before the new flush of rose blooms come in March.
English Rose ‘Glamis Castle’
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