I was not really intentional but somehow most of the flowers blooming on my window sills right now are a Christmas-y red, as if to complement the season.
A red flowering maple (Abutilon x hybridum)
An impatiens (Impatiens walleriana cv.) that I brought in from the balcony before it got too cold
A pelargonium - somehow these always flower better for me in early winter and mid-spring right after they have been brought in and shortly before they go back outside than during the summer on the balcony
A potted chili plant I brought inside because it was still full of fruit
A little poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) - this one of course was an intentional Christmas addition
Outside meanwhile the garden is now beginning to really go dormant. Several days of hard freezes are predicted for the coming week. I do hope that we get a bit of snow before the worst of the cold so that the plants will at least be a bit more insulated.