I am truly happy to share with you today the December flowers of Algarve, Portugal. Winter here is the season I would call Spring to my standards. 17-19C/65F in the day, 7C/45F at night. That's what I am used to when the Spring is warm in my country (Poland). Yep. Warm. Sometimes its colder in the Summer :( Climate is a great unjustice...
Algarve looks so different than in the Summer. The gardens are still graced with the flowers, usually red/beige soiled hills are covered now with carpets of green tiny plants that are dormant in the heat of the summer and the sun is blessing all creatures living in this mundane domain… Algarve - the narrow south facing stripe of soil at the coast of Atlantic Ocean, separated from the rest of Portugal by mountains.
The flowers on the photos are only flowers blooming in the garden of my host’s house, you have seen here. There is so many more flowers around that I am not including in this post. Would you like to see them too, in separate posts?
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I wonder, since readers of my blog come from all over the world, which of the shown plants are familiar and also grow in your garden?
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is organised by Carol from May Dreams Garden. If you would like to see more blooms from around the world hop over.
Recommended further reading The Flower Recipe Book.