As most of you know, one of my favorite things to do is to take photos of my flowers and other things that I have growing and/or bringing color around my house and it's been a while since I've actually posted any that I've taken. In fact, one of the last posts that features anything growing around here is "Green" which was posted on November 3, 2009. Although it's winter and it's finally cold enough to actually "feel" winter (current temp 0 C/32 F) things are green and growing and there's a lot of color throughout the season.
Geraniums. I love that this climate allows geraniums to flourish year round as it's one of my favorite flowers. It's too bad Tarzan has eaten most of them, planters included. I took this photo yesterday and the only reason that it's survived Tarzan is because it's in a huge, cement planter that even I can't move.
Lemons. Our lemon tree has produced hundreds of lemons this season. The second shot is from my balcony, just outside of my kitchen. I can walk out and grab a lemon fresh from the tree whenever I need one. I love it.
Unfortunately, we've lost a little more than half of the tree earlier this season due to a combination of the weight of the lemons and high winds. We have given bags and bags and crates away, just from this one tree and it's still full.
These little orange flowers are hardy and abundant. I received the plants from my neighbors last winter and transplanted several throughout the property and they spread like wildfire. Unfortuately, I forget what they're called. If anyone can tell me the name of this flower I would appreciate it. I did try looking it up but haven't had any luck. Also, according to my neighbor this flower has medicinal uses. It's pretty and strong and adds a lot of color to the yard throughout winter as well as most of the year.
Peppers. These peppers belong to my neighbor. He's drying them for seed. I have a few left on some plants that I've neglected but his look so much better, especially for photos. I love their redness and they definitely add color to my day.
Siberian squill ( Scilla Siberica). These are abundant along my front walkway. They've just started to bloom this week. The fragrance of these little flowers is absolutely delicious. I love walking by when these are in season.
We've had a few roses here and there but unfortunately, not this week. I hope that you've enjoyed a little splash of winter color from my corner of Greece.