Sunday, December 12, 2010

GBBD December 2010




A little early this time for our regular 15th of the month appointment with Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Bloom Day.
The Algerian Iris Unguicolaris is also rather early this year - I wasn't expecting it until January at least. Always difficult to photographer as it hides in a thick clump of leaves but the pretty blue is unmissable. The Nerine are right on queue, however, with their most welcome pink flowers at this difficult time of year. Otherwise there are still a few roses in bloom but I don't think they will survive the frosts which at now getting a grip. So the veg patch is brought into centre stage. The Romano Cauliflower is an amazing sight - especially as I had thought I had planted the normal white one ... And the Treviso radicchio is a rich colour statement, not to mention the Scarola endive and dark Cavolo Nero cabbage. All patterns in leaves which I hope will withstand the chill.
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8 comments:

My Hesperides Garden said...

Your iris is early, mine is showing no signs of a flower yet. It is a very beautiful colour and somehow seems the first of the new season rather than something from this year jsut hanging on. your veg looks great too. I picked the very last of my peppers yesterday, they were still full of sweet flavour which I certainly wouldn't have expected in December. the frost has already killed the foliage so they really are the last ones. Christina

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

You have some pretty images. I like the textural qualities. Happy GBBD.

leavesnbloom said...

I've got seeds of those Romano Cauliflower for next year - I think they look so funky and have a great texture next to other plants..... not sure what they will taste like though.

Bernie said...

Your Iris is just gorgeous ... such a lovely colour. Great shots of your vegies ... they really have the most amazing textures and colours.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Lovely pics. The cauliflower is amazing!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

This may be the closest I get to visiting Italy so thanks for sharing.

Eliza @ Appalachian Feet said...

Gorgeous photos! These are some of my favorites I've seen today. Those fractal cauliflowers always look like they take a Masters Degree in architecture just to be able to grow them -- very impressive!

Andrea said...

hello I am new here, and i am very fascinated with your crops especially because i havent seen them in person. That Romano cabbage is so unique and beautiful, i've read it somewhere that those patterns follow the Fibonacci numbers! How spectacular. I am also awed by your range of temperatures there, at least we only have 23-38C here.