Friday, January 13, 2012

December Garden Pictures

Euphorbia nicaeensis December 2011

Hebe x pimeloides December 2011

Hypericum 'Hidcote' December 2011 This thing blooms forever!

Sorbus forrestii December 2011

Tanacetum parthenium December 2011

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December 2011 was cooler & much drier than usual. The mean temperature was 39.2F/4C, 1.4 degrees lower than normal. The highest temperature was 53F/11.6C, the lowest 26F/-3.3C.  2.24 inches of rain accumulated, 3.1 less than normal. There were 18 cloudy days, 13 partly cloudy days, 0 fair days, 18 days with rain, 24 days with fog & 3 days with haze.  The 13 partly cloudy days were unusually sunny for December.  Fog was mostly gone by noon.  On December 10 there was a lunar eclipse starting around 5:00 AM. It was a beautiful month.

Lunar eclipse December 10, 2011 at approximately 5:00 to 6:00 AM


Gardener in the Distance said...

Beautiful photos, Jordan!

Alistair said...

Particularly like the Sorbus forrestii Jordan. Great shots of the eclipse.

spurge said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. What a beautiful garden you have! I especially like that euphorbia. It's not one I'd heard of before - probably not hardy in my northern climes :-(