Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Surprises in the winter garden...

  At the end of a hot dry summer here in Florida, the flowers on the clearance rack at Walmart where looking less than appealing...but as a complete sucker for Gerber Daisies and for a bargin...How could I not snap up the 3 pots of dried up wilted leaves marked Gerber for just a $1.50??


We did have a cold snap once a couple of weeks ago and then it warmed up again..Add a little rain, and SURPRISE...My discount gerbers have decided it is time to bloom...


 The colors are quiet different to the bright and rich color Gerber you usually see...I am excited to see what the 3rd color will be...it has budded but not bloomed yet.


 The make shift Greenhouse is doing it's job too...The Banana plant has grown some new leaves...We will need to make half the Greenhouse 2 windows high soon to accommodate this growth.


Look at the lovely peppers that are hidden inside...


Time for a harvest this week I think...


Pretty Kitty AKA Piglet, is also enjoying the winter sunshine in the garden.

Blessings Kelsie

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4 comments:

Amish Stories said...

Merry Christmas to you and your readers, I'm just stopping by new blogs that i think are interesting. And then ill put some of those on my favorites list to visit again. Happy holidays folks and wishing everyone a healthy new years as well. Richard from a Amish community in Pennsylvania.

Dreaming said...

The daisy's are beautiful and I really like seeing how your green house is working - seems super!

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

So gorgeous!! This is one of the reasons I love living in the South, year round blooms that defy the odds!

Your bargain was worthwhile!

Lana

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
Amazing!!! Here on the Praire...we have a late bloomer white mum. Despite the freezing and below temperatures...it still has beautiful white blossoms. Shows well against our grey privacy fence. I smile each time I see the blooms and say "Thank you, God"...for there is such a message in its presentation to me! Merry Christmas!
Fondly,
Pat