Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Garden Tour through the Backyard: There are still some Roses blooming!

Here is the latest of my garden videos. It is done a little while ago, but not much has changed in the garden and it looks right now almost like you see it in the video. So I thought I will publish it.

It is a narrated tour through my backyard and I am featuring roses that were blooming at that time. You will meet besides others 'Stephen's Big Purple', 'Snowbird', 'Rhodologue Jules Gravereaux', 'Scepter'd Isle' and 'Mister Lincoln'. I am also visiting other plants like for example coleus 'Wasabi', iris 'Platinum', my camellias and alstroemeria Princess Lilies 'Claire'.





Thanks for watching! I really appreciate that you took the time to have a look.

Before I leave you, I have to tell you that it is raining right now in San Diego and the weather forecasts predicts that it will continue to do so all day long with short interruptions. That is certainly an early Christmas present and it makes my hope grow that I will have some lovely roses blooming next year, too.

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you enjoy your Christmas preparations and that it didn't get too hectic for you! And just in case I don't get to blog anymore: I am wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!

See you in the garden!

Christina


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18 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Christina and enjoy the rain!

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  2. Yay for the rain! It's been enough, believe it or not, to fill my rain barrels, giving me 475 gallons of stored water. Your roses are remarkable, as is that Alstroemeria, which I need to find. Merry Christmas Christina!

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    1. Kris, wow, that is amazing that the rain filled your rain barrels providing you with 475 gallons already! I would wish that I had rain barrels to collect the rain water, too. Unfortunately, the way our house is positioned on the property the rain barrels would be totally in your face, which is not a pretty sight and the HOA might not even allow it :-(. But we will see, drastic times call for drastic measures!

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  3. I'm glad you're getting some needed rain! I noticed that San Diego has been cooler than normal lately (my nieces live there, so I think about it sometimes). Usually SD weather is perfect. Enjoy your beautiful blooms! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Beth, we really got some decent rain on Tuesday, but on Wednesday the weather cleared up and today it is a beautiful sunny day. That is what I love about San Diego, bad weather never lasts long.
      I also had the gut feeling that we have been a little cooler than usual in December this year, but haven't verified it. Being a little cold is good, though. It gives the plants a break and prevents certain unwanted bugs from being invasive.

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  4. Merry Christmas !!! Best wishes from Greece !!!

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  5. Feliz Navidad y que tus rosas, sigan muy lindas. Besos.

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  6. So herrlich ist es bei dir, liebe Christina!
    Ich wünsche dir ein zauberhaftes Weihnachtsfest
    und viele gemütliche Stunden mit deinen Lieben :-)
    Alles Gute von Urte

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  7. Have à wonderful christmas! Groetjes, Hetty

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  8. Glad you got rain Christina! Wish you a very Merry Christmas.

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  9. Unbelieveable! Yes, it was hectic, but it is quiet now. Had a nice, traditional family dinner at Christmas Eve.
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Villrose, we had our traditional Christmas dinner on the 24th, too. My husband and I still stick to the German tradition of both of our families to have the main Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve.

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  10. I hope you have a lovely Christmas celebration Christina, and all the best for the New Year – with more rain for you hopefully!

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  11. Ton jardin abrite des petites merveilles qui sont encore plaisantes à découvrir. Ce qui me réjouit est de lire que la pluie s'est invitée à San Diégo et qu'elle était suffisamment consistante pour abreuver le jardin afin de redonner aux racines des plantes de l’énergie afin de produire de belles floraisons dès le retour du printemps. Que ces fêtes soient belles et heureuses...
    Belle journée...Jocelyne

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  12. Wish you a Blessed Christmas and enjoy the rains:)

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    1. Shantana, welcome to my blog and thanks for leaving a comment! The rain was wonderful and the garden looks already a little refreshed. We just need much more of it, though. Hopefully the predicted strong El Nino (our winter rains) will come!

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  13. Gorgeous garden tour! I'm hopping by from Saturday Show Off and hope you'll stop by to link up for my Flower Friday, too.

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