Monday, February 19, 2018

A Garden in February

The Christmas Rose is considering a dual identity as an Easter Rose.

Oh my cod, the tulips have popped up.
Imagine my surprise when the money tree planted in the backyard bloomed in time to give a branch to the HH for Valentine's Day. (Yes, I am joking.  That is one plant I haven't been able to lay my hands on. Heh.)

All gone.

38 comments:

Jamie Ghione said...

Those roses are pretty, andI love your money tree.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful flowers and love your money tree, great idea. Have a fun week, hugs, Valerie

Andrew said...

We call them winter roses, as that is when they flower here. I think in England they call them Christmas roses too. The weather is very weird in the US and Europe this winter, winter for you that is, but of course nothing to do with global warming.

Lol at, oh my cod. I am going to use that.

Such a shame about your money tree becoming so unproductive.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe those beautiful buds on the Easter Rose. That is amazing. And my tulips are still dormant. May I take a slip off your money tree (grin)? I'm sure I could propagate it.

R's Rue said...

Love.

Pat Hatt said...

haha I'll take ten money trees please.

CJ Kennedy said...

Love your garden especially your kitty gazing globe. Too bad the money tree blossoms don't keep renewing themselves.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The tree only provides $1 bills. If it produced $100 bills, I'd be snagging those in a heartbeat.

RO said...

That money tree sure looks good right now. (lol) Your gardening skills are pretty dang phenomenal Super Sandra! Hugs...RO

debi o'neille said...

I want one of them money trees. Do you sell them on Etsy?

JFM said...

The Christmas Rose is gorgeous Sandy!!!
How wonderful to see Tulips pushing up to signal that spring is in the air!!!
Money tree, huh! I hope that they are house plants or neighbors will offer to rake your leaves every fall and take them to the bank...I mean the dump :)

Big Hugs and our great-grandson continues to improve ♥♥♥

cleemckenzie said...

Love the Christmas Rose! What a beauty that is. When you find the money tree, please save me some seeds.

Out on the prairie said...

I love the money tree idea. Not familiar with your rose,looks close to a balloon flower. I get cut flowers to brighten my world. I am starting some peppers from seed this week, in the basement. Will look forward to seeing more.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandra - love the hellebores ... and they're so colourful. The money tree is such fun ... cheers Hilary

DMS said...

Love the money tree- getting one of those to bloom is the thing of dreams. :)

Beautiful that your Christmas Rose is blooming again. Hope the tulips will be okay.
~Jess

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Jamie.

Sandra Cox said...

Glad you liked it, Val.
Right back at ya on the fun week:)
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Andrew,
Of course, the weird weather has nothing to do with global warming. Choke choke. Hack Hack.
I borrowed the OMCod from the Trout Towne Tabbies and the food service girl:) They have all kinds of interesting phrases:)
Having the money tree re-bloom would be helpful for sure:)

Sandra Cox said...

Your tulips are smarter than mine:)
If anyone could propagate that tree it would be you:)

Sandra Cox said...

I'm glad, Regine;)

Jeanie said...

I love everything about this post -- your beautiful rose, the kitty in the garden and of course your very clever and very useful money tree! Oh, to have one just "pop up!"

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. Too bad the darn thing has already died:)

Sandra Cox said...

That's for sure. I'd be using all sorts of mulch and fertilizer if that was the case. Grin.

Sandra Cox said...

No doubt. Heh.
Of course, I'd have to pick the HH off the floor if he ever got a money tree like that. Grin.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh.
Received the hug and am returning it.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Debi,
They're pretty easy to make. I got most of the material at a crafts' store.

Sandra Cox said...
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Sandra Cox said...

Take them to the bank...dump. Ha!
So glad the great continues to improve. That's wonderful news.
I'm a little concerned about those tulips. There's supposed to be cold weather coming through. Hug received and returned:)

Birgit said...

The Christmas rose was a flower my mom loved. I love the kitty sculpture and would love that In My garden:). Your hubby likes the money tree and my mom gave one to my brother and to her best friend’s son once...it is only an annual unfortunately

Adam said...

cute "tree"

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Lee.
I'll keep a look out for those seeds:)

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Steve, They are hellebores and like cool weather, shade, and have leathery leaves.
Fun on the peppers. I did that last year and I still have some starts in my pot:) They are probably going to pop up all over the garden since many were left on the ground.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Hilary,
I really enjoy hellebores. I'd like to get a few more. They really brighten things up in the winter.
Glad you liked the money tree. The HH did too. Ha.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Jess.
Yup always on the look out for a blooming money tree:) Grin.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the post, Jeanie.
What pops up the most in our backyard is wild onions. Urgh.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm with your mom. I love seeing them bloom in winter.
Money trees an annual. Ha. Good one:)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Adam:)

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous! Wow, I love your Christmas Rose! I can't believe your tulips are up! Love your cat!! Can I take a snip of your money tree and plant it in our backyard? LOL! That is such a cute idea!
We are getting record breaking temperatures right now, with rain! Untop of all the snow melting, everyone is looking out for flooding! It's been crazy! I hope it gets cold again or gets hot, so things can dry up! Secretly, I am hoping for more snow! LOL!
Hopefully the sun will come out soon, so I can take some pictures!
Big Hugs!