I'm joining in Tootsie's Flower Flaunt today with a flaunt that has a theme. I've had a wonderful relationship with these beautiful flowers ever since I was a beginner gardener. Balsam - that's the common name we use for Impatiens - was among my choices when I decided to have potted plants in my first flat. I've had varieties of them ever since. I just love the way the petals seem to shimmer and shine in the sunlight.
So here's a look at some of the Impatiens blooming in my garden today in the early Winter.
Impatiens walleriana hybrid.
Impatiens walleriana double.
New Guinea Impatiens.
New Guinea Impatiens with variegated leaves.
The hanging pots of Impatiens in my Greenhouse/Shadehouse Garden had a haircut just recently and are coming back well.