December Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in Portugal

On the 15th of each month I participate in a gardening blog hop called Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where garden bloggers all over the world share what is currently blooming in their garden.

So what’s blooming in Piglet’s plot?

The temperatures here in the Western Algarve have not dipped below 3C at night and have hovered well over 12C during the day. In fact last night it was 18C. We’ve had lots of rain as well as sunshine so the perfect combination for hungry mosquitos as well as a variety of plants.

Purple succulent with pink flowers

Purple succulent with pink flowers

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Succulent with orange flowers

succulent with orange flowers

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Aloe Arborescens

Aloe Arborescens

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Money plant

Money plant

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Agave

Agave

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Poinsettia

Poinsettia

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Hibiscus growing in a pot, December

Hibiscus growing in a pot, December

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Gazania in December

Gazania in December

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Osteospermum in December

Osteospermum in December

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Strawberry flowers in December

Strawberry flowers in December

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November Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in Portugal
October Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in Portugal

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32 responses to “December Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in Portugal

  1. What beautiful flowers and nice temperatures!!!

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  2. I enjoy dropping by and gazing at pictures of your garden. Your favorite nameless plant is gorgeous. And I share you love of gazanias.

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  3. Blooming and December do not occur together here. Unless you count the geraniums in my window–inside the house. or the mold in my refrigerator. Your garden is a delight!

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  4. Here in upstate New York, we must wait until spring for outdoor blooms. I love seeing flowers from “the other side of the world” – it helps to keep me patient while I count the days until the crocuses start to break ground. Your blooms are lovely, not at all what one would find growing in my area outdoors Glad to find another NaNoWriMo participating in GBBD!

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    • Hi Alana and welcome 🙂 I can’t imagine not haveing some flowers throughout the eyar…
      Loved NaNoWriMo it was great fun and it taught me to discipline myself on Time management. If you are doing it next year we should become buddies!

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  5. my strawberry towers are going on… I will build more…
    you will eat that at reveillon…

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  6. Your part of Portugal and my part of Down Under are bosom buddies as far as temps go in winter. Simply cannot believe that hibiscus tho’ – can’t get them to stay alive thru’ our occasional minus days: lucky duck you 🙂 ! And those strawberry blossoms: hope they bear fruit!! On the other hand: had my first four small tomatoes of the season today: oh my, had forgotten the depth of flavour after all those bought at the supermarket!!!!

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    • I’m jealous…no tomatoes here! PErhaps I out to construct a mini green house to protect them for when we do have cold nights. My hibiscus all grow close to the house in pots so are protected if the temperatures suddenly drop. We may ahve temps of 17-18C at night this week but next it could go down to 3C
      there’s nothing like home gron toms for taste… 🙂

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  7. Love the blooms . . . especially the No Name Favorite and the Poinsettia. Thanks, PiP.

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  8. Your flowers are looking beautiful. The no name one is an Agave attenuata. I have a few in my garden too, they are beautiful. And I have loads of money plants, don´t know where the money has gone though…

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  9. How wonderful to still have plants flowering. I have a couple of French marigolds hanging on, but that’s all 😦 Winter’s here …

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  10. I have a hibiscus still flowering in my small garden, although there have been unusually cold temperatures at night. Your garden photos are lovely!

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  11. Gorgeous .- and you have a poinsettia, how wonderful!

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    • Hi Chica…it is about 6yrs old now and can be rather temperamental. Once when it dropped all its leaves I cut all the branches off, stuck it in the corner of the garden and tole it that it had two chances…and it grew like mad….

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  12. no name is my favourite…. agave attenuata… I hope to get one for our garden in Croatia, will come back and may join in this gardening posting PiP ! 🙂

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  13. Hibiscus is always my favorite and yours is gorgeous! And that no-name plant…kind of looks like it’s praying. Divine! xoxoM

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  14. We have the most amazing gazanias in flower in the moment. I took photos to share on my blog but have yet to put them on. Do you have to have a garden blog to join the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day? I guess you would do by the name itself, but it is a lovely idea. 🙂

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  15. You have some lovely blooms in your garden PiP! The one with no name (5th one down) is an agave; they are very striking, and grow really big. They grow ‘babies’ from the stems which can be broken off and cultivated to make more!

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  16. I love the idea of a garden bloggers’ bloom day! Your poinsettia is lovely. We used to have them in our garden in North Queensland in Australia in the winter (July & August), but I have to buy them in pots in France, but I always get one at Christmas.

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