Friday, February 15, 2013

GBBD February 2013

Happy GBBD February 2013!!
This isn't probably the best shot of this bloom, but I loved it up against the blue sky.
Here is another shot of it a little closer up- it is the Erythrina, Coral Bean, is such a vibrant rich red.  I think they are show stoppers.
 Here is a shot a little closer up.  I just LOVE them!!!!  
 The Apple trees are all in bud and starting to bloom- spring is close, no question on that.  Just wondering if it is here or we will get a little cold snap before it actually arrives....  
The Aloes are starting to bloom.  I can't wait for this on in particular to open- it makes a HUGE bloom. Photos of course to follow.
The Barrel Cactus arrived yesterday - love these!!!!  I know they aren't blooms but they are too pretty not to post.  I didn't get a lot of bloom photos for the post, but didn't want to NOT post today so here's what I do have photos of. 
Hope everyone has a great GBBD and be sure to check out  May Dreams Gardens , the host of GBBD.

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous coral vine blooms, love the deep red. Apple blossoms and all are so pretty. The arrangement of barrels looks like blooms to me!

    I'm going to be up that way tomorrow and will try to stop by in the afternoon.

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    1. Hope you do- would be fun to meet you!

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  2. Love the erythrina. We get a tree version here, but I haven't seen the vine before. I haven't seen a apple blossom for years/decades. It takes me back to my childhood backyard - and no apple has tasted as good since then.

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    1. You are totally right- it is a tree here. I always call it a vine and I shouldn't. It dies down here and starts over so I treat it more like a vine, think of it like a vine cause of all the long shoots etc... and when in production we stake them like vines - but you are right- it's a tree. Just not here sadly. I love them though. Those red blooms are like velvet!!! Agreed- the apples grown at home are NOTHING like the ones in the store. So so so much better.

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  3. How exciting to have your aloe blooming! And the apple tree blossom is just beautiful. I bet the bees can't wait for it to open!

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    1. Thanks!! We had a little light freeze here last night but I protected that aloe bloom- I can't wait for it to open up- they are massive. Haven't seen any bees yet but have started to see butterflies. I think spring is very very close.... can't wait!!!

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  4. Your pictures always make me want to move to Texas! The coral vine shots are yummy and aloes in the ground? Wow!

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  5. I agree: the cactus flowers are stunning against the sky. It's surreal to see these photos when our landscape is covered in snow and ice. Thanks for the virtual vacation!

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