Here's what's blooming in my Austin, Texas garden this December 15th. Sub-freezing temperatures last week knocked out everything but these five bloomers:
gray globe mallow (Sphaeralcea incana),
Pacific chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum pacificum),
a single, quarter-sized 'Fairy' rose,
a tangle of sugar snap peas in the veggie garden,
and, from inside the pop-up greenhouse, a cluster of gloriously-scented Meyer lemon blossoms.
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Visit her December GBBD page to see what's blooming in gardens all over the world.
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