I am sorry that I have not posted much lately. I have been preoccupied with some personal issues. I am now trying to post photographs of the (multitude of) blooms from the past few months. Please bear with me. I may be posting several articles in a day and most will include a number photographs for each plant.
We had a few plants that bloomed throughout the winter.
Outdoors, our Pansies (VIOLA X WITTROCKIANA) never stopped blooming.
Here is a photo of them in February:
If you wish to learn more about growing Pansies, visit our page at http://bloom.btloc.com/2013/10/31/pansy-blotch-white-colossus/ or the Texas A&M website.
We also had several Dianthus plants (DIANTHUS PLUMARIUS) that bloomed throughout the winter. This is what they looked like in September:
They look a little better now (04/12/14):
We also have some mounding Dianthus that I will post about later. They are blooming now and are really pretty.