While the garden is between frosty weather episodes these flowers have brought their joy.
Lovely lavender only grows well here during the cold season.
A reliable bloomer most of the year, African iris is sending up shoots of new buds.
Sweet Alyssum and Belinda's Dream mingle their perfume adding a sweet scent to the morning walk-about.
With a scent that is a little less sweet and a little more peppery, the White Out rose is doing her best to provide wintery white blooms.
Smelling like almond cookies baking in the oven, the sweet almond bush is loving the cold.
(While tender potted plants and seedlings have been brought into the protection of the porch and a few in-ground tropicals have been covered with old quilts, the above flowers have been on their own. Other plants left unprotected have already turned brown and begun their winter hibernation. It's nice to have a few things doing well in the winter garden.)