It’s the height of Summer here in the Western Cape as we do our twelfth combined post for February’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Time flies when you are gardening….. Summer has whipped up a few eye-openers when the hazy heat hit us all badly and a few plants struggled to cope. But overall most of the garden showed great resilience and with lots of blooms to share this Bloom Day.

Here’s whats blooming in Christine’s Garden in February 2012

As Summer seems to be winding down and we approach Autumn, I look forward to seeing my Autumn bloomers spring to life, but for now I am enjoying the last of the summer blooms. The Mexican Petunia has been my star performer and two new acquisitions are the Coreopsis verticillata “Moonbeam” and Sutera “Bermuda Sky”, both of which want Full Sun so it will be quite challenging to place them in my garden. A Valentines Day purchase was the rose labelled simply “Patio Rose” which was so pretty that I bought it anyway. Its a miniature rose of the prettiest pink, I couldn’t resist. Thanks for joining me in my Summer Garden.

Coreopsis verticillata “Moonbeam”Coreopsis verticillata "Moonbeam"

Sutera “Bermuda Sky”Sutera "Bermuda Sky"

Coreopsis verticillata detailCoreopsis verticillata detail

The label said “Patio Rose”!!!The label said "Patio Rose" !!!

Iceberg roseIceberg rose

My first and only Water Lily bloomMy first and only Water Lily

BougainvilleaBougainvillea

I love the yellow centresI love the yellow centres

Supertunias are taking overSupertunias are taking over

TibouchinaTibouchina

Very proud of my HydrangeaVery proud of my Hydrangea

AbutilonAbutilon

The lovely Mexican PetuniaThe lovely Mexican Petunia

My favourite HibiscusMy favourite Hibiscus

Day LilyDay Lily

CalibrachoaCalibrachoa

Dahlias starting to flowerDahlias starting to flower

Dahlia Top Mix detailDahlia Top Mix detail

FuchsiaFuchsia

Vireya RhododendronVireya Rhododendron

Pretty DahliaPretty Dahlia

AngeloniasAngelonias

Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in February 2012

Wow – Christine’s garden is so colourful and vibrant. A constant blooming garden. Unfortunately, my country garden has fewer blooms but still offering colour and respite to my many bugs and bees.

Gaura looking lively and one of my favs

Courgette flower – an edible one

My lemon blossoms are back

The last of the sunflowers – had a great show

Gerbera and Alysum still happy together

Calibrachoa coping really well in the heat

Bulbine growing strong

Favourite Salvia “Hot Lips”

Cleome present from Christine – love them!

Salvia “Coral Nymph”

Tansy in bloom and the bees are loving it!

Borage back in bloom

Pineapple sage survived the heat!

Pink Gaura finally in bloom

Roses are in full bloom

Comfrey blooming quietly in the corner

Strawberry blossoms making a come back

This flower needs little watering

About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens for February Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to see what other gardeners around the world have blooming in their gardens today. And if you haven’t joined yet and have some blooms you’d like to show off, please join in the fun of showcasing your blooms! We’d love to see what YOU have blooming in YOUR garden right now!

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