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Back at home in our own garden our hellebores are in full bloom brightening gray winter days. This one is Helleborus 'Walhelivor' Ivory Prince. It's a hybrid Christmas rose, or Lenten rose, and is hardy in USDA zones 3 through 8. Evergreen perennials, they grow very well in those troublesome shady spots of the garden. Like many other members of the buttercup family it is poisonous. ... See MoreSee Less

Back at home in our own garden our hellebores are in full bloom brightening gray winter days. This one is Helleborus Walhelivor Ivory Prince.  Its a hybrid Christmas rose, or Lenten rose, and is hardy in USDA zones 3 through 8. Evergreen perennials, they grow very well in those troublesome shady spots of the garden. Like many other members of the buttercup family it is poisonous.

This cockspur coral tree, Erythrina crista-galli, was just beginning to flower when we took the photo in January. It's a deciduous tree to 20 or 30 feet tall and spectacular in full bloom. Hardy in USDA zones 9 through 11, its widely planted as a street tree in California. It comes from South America and is a member of the bean and pea family, the Fabaceae. ... See MoreSee Less

This cockspur coral tree, Erythrina crista-galli, was just beginning to flower when we took the photo in January. Its a deciduous tree to 20 or 30 feet tall and spectacular in full bloom. Hardy in USDA zones 9 through 11, its widely planted as a street tree in California. It comes from South America and is a member of the bean and pea family, the Fabaceae.

It is hummingbirds favorite

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The sweetly fragrant flowers of Jasminum polyanthum brighten the days of late winter. Its common names include white jasmine, pink jasmine, and winter jasmine. It's a robust twining evergreen vine to 25 feet and is hardy in USDA zones 8 through 11. It comes from China and Burma (Myanmar). Have you ever tried it in a hanging basket? ... See MoreSee Less

The sweetly fragrant flowers of Jasminum polyanthum brighten the days of late winter. Its common names include white jasmine, pink jasmine, and winter jasmine. Its a robust twining evergreen vine to 25 feet and is hardy in USDA zones 8 through 11. It comes from China and Burma (Myanmar). Have you ever tried it in a hanging basket?

Love the fragrance

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The cheerful blue daisy, Felicia amelloides, comes from South Africa and is reliably hardy in USDA zones 10 and 11. But it's grown as an annual in colder climates where it blooms all summer long. We often see it in containers here in zone 8. ... See MoreSee Less

The cheerful blue daisy, Felicia amelloides, comes from South Africa and is reliably hardy in USDA zones 10 and 11. But its grown as an annual in colder climates where it blooms all summer long. We often see it in containers here in zone 8.

I miss my garden, will have to dream about it a few more months

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