Hanger Ons

“Hanger Ons”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


Even though the shortest day of the year is just days away and cold weather (with a rare snowfall) has been here for weeks, there are  a few summer blooms still hanging on.  This azalea is way too late to be blooming, but here it is in mid-December.




Here is a little hydrangea that has just put out a new flower.  You can see the dried flower in the lower right.  This juxtaposition of new and old  may be more appropriate for December 31st.




I guess these flowers are not ready to give up, but it looks odd to have them at the same time as the red berries of the hollies, camellias, pansies,  and other winter flowers.  Another example of nature hanging on to life.


  1. December 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Congratulate on your little warriors! They don’t want to give up yet. Let them go crazy and bring you more surprises. I see your garden has been continuously doing that to you this year. Go! Go! 🙂

  2. nancybond said,

    December 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    I think you’re so lucky to have this wonderful color at this time of year!

  3. Ewa said,

    December 21, 2008 at 1:05 am

    another example that Nature spots different season, than we think we have 🙂

  4. Randy said,

    December 21, 2008 at 5:40 am

    I think they are just teasing you with a peek of what’s in store for you in the spring, the little devils. Our Sky Vine is still blooming like crazy.

  5. Jan said,

    December 21, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Chandramouli, yes, these plants don’t seem to want to give up. Tonight it is supposed to get down to 29 degrees, let’s see if they make it through those temps.

    Nancy, I am lucky. When I look at the pictures on the news of the snow storms going on right now in other areas, I am grateful that I still can walk in my garden, and there are still flowers and green things abounding.

    Ewa, Nature has its own plan, and we just have to go along with it.

    Randy, you may be right. They’re not late, just early.

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