Monday, December 12, 2016

December Flowers for Mosaic Monday

We are fortunate to have flowers blooming year round here in Florida.

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I have blooms on my Azaleas right now, the Vincas are still in full bloom as well as the Society Garlic and Mexican Petunias, and my Camelia is just finishing up. (none pictured)

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And my Christmas cactus is just starting to bloom inside! (pics coming soon!)

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(I used colored pencil in Photoscape for these)

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(and added some snow in picmonkey on this one)

Lots of roses on the knock out roses too!

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But what are these?

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Poinsettias growing in the flower bed next door!

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I was amazed when we moved here and I saw Poinsettias growing as much as 5 ft tall and blooming in December in the flower beds!

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Aren’t they gorgeous?

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I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the poinsettias are beautiful. I have been seeing some in my Florida neighborhood too. Love the photos and images. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Maggie said...

I like your pencil drawings, shall have to check that out myself. Love the picmonkey falling snow, I used that too on my mosaic.
Poinsettia's growing outdoors, wow, they look wonderful don't they.
Wishing you a lovely Christmas in sunny Florida and hope to see you back next year for MM.

Susie said...

wow Diane, I love the pictures. I love all the flowers. I have seen poinsettias over 5 feet tall in Cancun , Mexico. I was amazed...it just seemed like lilacs to the people who see them all the time that tall. Blessings for a fun week there. xoxo, Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful Sis! We've had a bit of a freeze so all the flowers are gone now! Hugs!

Sam I Am...... said...

When I was in Mexico they have huge bushes of poinsettias...like 11 or 12 feet high full of blooms. I didn't know they were in FL but it makes sense with your climate. So lovely to have blooms if you're not going to have snow! LOL!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, Diane, they're all so beautiful. I love the effects you used on the first photos, but those poinsettias in the neighbor's flower garden are amazing. I love poinsettias. When I lived in Bolivia for a year, I remember poinsettias growing all over people's backyards. Huge plants! So pretty. Have a wonderful Florida day! xo

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Wow, I am so impressed with the Poinsettias growing and blooming. Lovely drawing too. Thanks for sharing.

Lowcarb team member said...

I just love Poinsettias and it must be amazing to see them growing in the flower bed next door!

Great mosaics and pictures

All the best Jan

Joy H said...

Oh my husband would be so jealous. He always goes and buys poinsettia plants the day after Thanksgiving! Beautiful flowers!

Janey and Co. said...

I have Poinsettias sitting on my kitchen island at the moment. I always love having them as part of my Christmas decorations. I am impressed with you drawings. Very very nice...Enjoy the Holidays! Janey

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

How wonderful to see poinsettias growing in the gardens. One of my friends puts her houseplant ouside whe it gets warm enough and it grows and she tajes it back inside in the Fall. Love your colouring.

Vee said...

How wonderful to see poinsettias growing in a garden. They grow that large? I'd love to see that!

Carla from The River said...

Diane, Wow, this is just amazing to me. I am in awe! The plant looks so big and very healthy.
I like your coloring as well.

49 HIKES!! Amazing!!!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful December flowers in Florida! Your edits with the coloured pencils are really pretty, too. Enjoy your neighbour's poinsettia!

riitta k said...

Amazing - poinsettias in your garden! No use in even dreaming of that here! :)
I like a lot of your photoscape manipulations. It is so fun experimenting... Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!

bj said...

ooo, yes...they are gorgeous...hope you planted some in your flower garden. xoxo

Debby Ray said...

Yes, I do see those holly leaves in amongst your roses! What a lovely combination. My chin just about hit the floor when I saw those HUGE poinsettias planted in the ground! Oh my, how beautiful! Thank you for sharing these lovely photo mosaics...love the artistic elements you added to them! Hugs!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't think I'll ever stop marveling at the beautiful flowers that bloom here in December (and January...). Yours are stunning. Love the colored pencil treatment ... and the snow, as long as it is only in a photo effect )))).

Happyone said...

Wow amazing poinsettias. I've never seen them outside before.
It's snowing here by me now. : )

podso said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely enhancements. The poinsettias are amazing aren't they?

Linda H said...

I love seeing poinsettias growing outside in the south. They certainly wouldn't last long here, we have a good bit of snow already and an extreme cold snap coming this weekend.

Red Rose Alley said...

Those red roses are beautiful, Diane. They must look so pretty on your table. I was wondering what setting did you use for the snow? I use picmonkey once in awhile just on my fairy pics. Your neighbor's poinsettias are wonderful. What a sight to look outside and see red poinsettias for Christmas!

~Sheri