Mild days have meant that Texas gardens have not yet shut down for the winter. Many gardeners are reporting very early bloom times for plants such as iris and clematis.
I am a little sad that this mullein has decided to bloom early. Over the last month it has produced a rosette of leaves and sent out a flower stalk which is now in bloom. It was supposed to do this next year.
The same is true of the Carolina jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens, which is usually a February bloomer in my garden.
Blanket flowers, Gaillardia pulchella, seem to bloom year round.
Heart-leaf ice plant, Aptenia cordifolia with welcome pink blooms.
But the general scene is one of a garden settling down for a winter's nap.
It's such a beautiful day I need to get outside and cut a few things back in readiness for spring. Wishing you a Happy Bloom day. Please join May Dreams Gardens and see what is blooming in other gardens.
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