Winter Flowers

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 December is actually one of the few months in California where you can put away the clippers and the rakes and enjoy 
some "quite time" in the garden

 These are a few of the things that are still blooming...surprisingly!
There were even a few apples still left on the trees


 This is a rose called Tuscan Sun...one of my favorites

 The citrus trees are really coming on...especially the tangerines
 Our tangerines are the Satsuma variety and are delicious and seedless...
Tangarita anyone?
 The tree limbs are literally hanging to the ground 
we have so many tangerines


 The Mexican sage is still blooming and the lavenders are starting to pop out...but it will be a few more months before the big lavender bloom takes place





 The colors of orange and purple 
are my favorite to add to an arrangement

 and for some reason the burgundy of the smoke tree branches
 looks wonderful with this mix of things






 Winter is beautiful in so many ways 
and mother nature never fails us



hope you are having a
 happy and peaceful 
December!


~kelley~
23 comments:
  1. Oh I love your photos of all of the beautiful flowers. That is one nice thing also about living in the South, I am still seeing many flowers in bloom, (lemons, oranges, camillas, hibiscus). It's nice that you still have beautiful bouquets made up for your home just from your garden.

    Happy Holidays!

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  2. So pretty....love to see our Mediterranean gardens just come alive, after the first rain. I am grateful to still have some roses! Your images are all beautiful~

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  3. such a different view compared to where i live in Ontario Canada at this time of year. quite beautiful.

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  4. hasn't the weather been amazing? your flowers are just beautiful and i want one of those tangerines now! your photos are just gorgeous kelley.

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  5. Um hello....sign me up for a Tangerita Margarita please!! The Tuscan Rose is one of my favorites too...all of the autumn roses are :)
    I bet you CANNOT wait for all of your lavender blossoms in the spring - it is going to be gorgeous! And the scent it will bring to your garden with our lovely spring Cali winds...heavenly!
    Enjoy your peace (and break) in your garden my dear :)
    XOX

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  6. Gorgeous display but I'm envious that December is a slow month in your garden... my yard is leaves, leaves and more leaves... oh and the pruning of the roses begins... I would love a few weeks off!! your display and colors are gorgeous!

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  7. Simply gorgeous! I'm so jealous of your winter garden! Everything here is dead, dead, dead. Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful colors! All we have is green and brown.

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  9. I have never had a tangerita! Sounds amazing! Do you have a recipe or did you just make that up?

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  10. Beautiful pictures, and I would love to have fresh fruit from my own yard in December! Enjoy that wonderful abundance!!

    Kat :)

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  11. So beautiful! The color of the rose is exquisite. You have, once again, given me inspiration...Who knows, you might see a painting of these oranges and rose.

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  12. Kelley, Aren't we lucky to live here in So Cal? It is amazing what nature provides. Just found new organic naval oranges today! So glad when they appear in winter, no less! Magnificent photos! Happy Holidays! Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you and your family!!!

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  14. I can almost smell the fruit and flowers and feel the sunshine through the screen! Enjoy every bit of California's beautiful winter for those of us wearing wool socks and braving icy north winds! :)

    Keri

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  15. absolutely beautiful! love the colors .....wish i could live in CA when I see bounty like this..
    have a beautiful holiday season ....
    blessings....

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  16. Your photos are amazing!Wonderful photography and wonderful subjects! Thanks for getting my day off to a great start!

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  17. Kelly, you have a way with taking photos. I really think you should publish a book with all your decor vignettes and garden. They are very beautiful...

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  18. Hard to believe these are winter flowers even though I'm just down the coast from you...your Tuscan Sun rose is gorgeous and your basket of tangerines...so pretty...beautiful photos!

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  19. Simply gorgeous! A breath of life into this grey, cold Missouri winter. Thanks for sharing :0!

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  20. Our satsumas (here above Capo Beach) are taking a year off after a heavy production last year. Do yours do this too?
    Your rose is especially gorgeous! Cheers!

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  21. So, you must have a special little Satsuma fairy watching your tree because ours, for the first time in 6 years in almost barren this year! I blamed it on the early spring last year following by the freeze.....are yours from your OJai tree????

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  22. OMG - sunlight, citrus, blooming flowers - a "tangerita margarita"....For someone like me in New England, where we are barely averaging 8 hours of cold, gloomy overcast daylight these days...I gotta wonder why I haven't moved to California yet!
    Thanks for the beautiful photos!

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  23. Funny how one thing leads to another. I loved the modern country bathroom ideabook on Houzz today. Such attention to detail! So...followed to your blog and this post. Wonderful comments about everyone having an artistic bent but often that talent is stifled in societies. Beautiful photos.

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