It’s High Summer here in the Cape as we do our eleventh combined post for January’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Now is the time we sit back and relax and enjoy the heat and the fruits of our gardening labours. We hope you enjoy our blooms!

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

Thank you for joining me in my Summer garden. I hope you enjoy …

Gloriosa Lily I grew from bulbGloriosa Lily I grew from blulb

Bower vine is covered in flowersPandorea jasminoides is covered in these


White ImpatiensWhite Impatiens

Duranta AlbaDuranta Alba

Salvia coccineaSalvia coccinea

Rosa IcebergRosa Iceberg

Blue PetuniasBlue Petunias

and lots of pinkAnds lots of pink

Impatiens and ‘roses’Impatiens and 'roses'






‘Mona Lavender’'Mona Lavender'




Spot the orangeSpot the orange

Gerbera daisiesGerbera daisies


More CalibrachoaMore Calibrachoa




Murraya ExoticaMurraya Exotica

Vireya RhododendronVireya Rhododendron


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

Well, 2011 has been such an active year for me in the garden and I can boast a bit now with all the blooms this summer. The heat is setting in, so I am looking at doing less of the hard work and more of the lazy work, like watering the garden! I am thrilled with my first time ever sunflowers. They really bring the sun!! But my garden may not be as colourful as Christines’. Relax with me and sit back and I hope you will enjoy what’s blooming in my garden…

Sunflowers – the Teddy Bear Variety

Sunflowers in the veggie patch

The Fuchsia is still here, even in this heat

Potato bush is in full bloom

Hot Lips Salvia

Such a lovely bush – Hot Lips Salvia

My Miscanthus is also blooming

Switch Grass is looking so beautiful

Lavender back in bloom

Alysum looking sweet

Pink Comfrey


Roses are only now looking good

Coriander in bloom – awaiting the seeds

Pineapple sage

Lemon Verbena


Erigeron (fleabane)

Viola grown from seed

White Gaura

Celery in flower – how pretty

Coral Nymph Salvia

My Cleome awaiting planting


A hidden courgette flower

Lemon blooms

About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens for January Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to see what other gardeners around the world have blooming in their gardens today – and check out the German version at Seepferds Garten for Blogger Blüten in Januar! 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!

Thank you for joining us!

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Happy Gardening!