Friday Flower Fiesta (12-5-14)—Winter flowers

Friday Flower Fiesta

Some of the “winter” flowers that are blooming in San Diego right now.

African violets are very popular at the grocery stores and plant nurseries for the Fall and Winter. These three are plants of mine:

African violet

African violet

African violet

Begonias, especially the wax leaf, angel’s wing, and cane begonias, bloom year-round in San Diego.

They are some of my favorite plants because of that, as well as the fact that they are easy to grow, can adapt to shady or sunny conditions (or anything in between), and their flowers simply are cheery little things that, well, cheer me up.

The following are from my gardens.

Begonia

Begonia

Begonia

The veritable pansy is another flower which I find immensely cheerful to look at.

It also was one of my wise old grandmother’s favorite flowers, especially purple ones since purple was her favorite color.

Pansy

Pansies

Pansies

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25 thoughts on “Friday Flower Fiesta (12-5-14)—Winter flowers

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    Thank you for sharing.. Pansies and Violets are among some of my favourites.. I have Winter Pansies in my garden right now.. and in my window sills are pots of African Violets.. Lovely photo’s.. Thank you.. 🙂 Sue

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  2. jmgoyder

    Fantastic photos! I wish you and Jim a wonderful Christmas, Russel. I am very lax at the moment in terms of reading everyone’s blogs but just want you to know that I really appreciate you! Love Julie xxxxx

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  3. jtelusma

    Seeing these flowers take back about 3 years ago when my family and I were visiting San Diego. Oh the vibrant colors of flowers everywhere. Great memories indeed. Thanks for sharing, Russell 🙂

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  4. ellenrobertsyoung

    I’m impressed that you grow them as well as you appreciate and photograph them. The hardy pansies are the only thing that manage the winter here in the high desert. I’ll enjoy your Friday flowers all the more.

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I used to have six acres of gardens back in Texas. Land is much more expensive here, though, so the biggest property I ever had was two acres. I’m never without pansies, begonias, and geraniums, though.

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