Sunday, December 7, 2008

In The Pink

I know I showed another Rosa 'Queen Elizabeth' bloom not long ago, but this latest one is too pretty not to post. This cultivar is quickly becoming my favorite!

Nerium Oleander blooms are not limited to warmer weather. They bloom all year. Since we had rain in the past couple of weeks, the bushes don't look too bad. Usually they are covered with dust, which detracts from their looks.

This Purple Trailing Lantana is more pink than purple, so I thought it should go into this 'Pink' post. My Lantana shrubs are not thriving this year. The blooms were sparse most of the year, so this year I'm going to cut them back to the base in January and see what happens. Sometimes that revives their vigor and promotes more flowers.

7 comments:

Claude said...

The "Queen Elizabeth" is beautiful. We had one here for several years until a drought killed it off, about 8 years ago. I never replaced it, as that was about when I decided to go with plants that didn't need as much water in the yard...

Cosmo said...

Oh, Aiyana, your posting restores my frost-bitten soul. Ok, it also provokes ENVY--we have only one kind of lantana that routinely overwinters here, and oleanders are just a bit too tender. And that gorgeous rose! well, I guess Racquel had some last week--mine are all hips now. Beautiful posts--I can't wait for Christmas in Arizona!

beckie said...

Aiyana, you can post all the 'Queen Elizabeth' roses you want. She is beautiful. I have one and usually she does very well-not a fuzzy grower. his year she was a little puny though. Oleander is not a plant I grow, but your is glorious. And the lantana is more pink than purple. I hope cutting it back helps. (I think it looks good now) Very nice to see pink when all we have here is brown and white(snow).

Julie said...

WOW...I believe you have flowers of every color in your gardens! Amazing!

WiseAcre said...

Nerium Oleander blooms are not limited to warmer weather. They bloom all year.

I wish. Try growing them in my garden :)

I hear you about getting through the GTS list. Like you say many don't participate and and I've all but given up looking. I'm thinking of dropping out but as long as I'm on the list I'll keep up my end of the bargain.

Bo said...

Your rose is a real beauty. I've just covered mine with hay, then evergreen boughs, then a sturdy chicken wire readying for the north winds that are whirling around.

I'll have to enjoy your garden beauties until spring rolls around, hopefully in mid April. Sigh!

Barbara said...

It's very interesting to see your "Queen Elizabeth". It looks a little different to mine. Yours has a darker pink than the ones we have here. It's a good and easy to care rose and very nice also for taking inside (just one or a few flowers).