Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for December 2018.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we’ve had some winter already, including a few light snowfalls.
The garden is mostly dormant but I am seeing a few blooms on the Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger.
That completes my list of blooms for bloom day!
Short and sweet, much like these last few days before the winter solstice. The days are short and often we don’t see the sun. It remains hidden behind the clouds.
The other day, though, it was nice enough for me to venture out and mow the lawn to mulch up the last of the leaves. I’m glad that’s done now. That means all that’s left to do this winter, gardening-wise, is catch up on reading gardening books and browsing through seed catalogs!
And tend to the houseplants.
Indoors, I potted up some amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs in the same container, just to see how it might look.
My guess is the paperwhites will bloom well before the amaryllis bulbs bloom, which is fine with me. It will just prolong the joy I get from seeing something in bloom in the wintertime!
What’s blooming in your garden on this fine December day? We’d love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden, then leave a link to your post in the Mr. Linky widget and a comment to let us know what you have to show us.
And always remember…
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence