Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for December 2020. Here in my USDA Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I went out to the garden expecting to find flower buds on the hellebores, and I was not disappointed. Indeed there are flower buds on several of the Helleborus niger, the Christmas Rose.
Weather permitting and cooperating, I think they will actually be in bloom on Christmas Day.
What I did not expect to find was a snowdrop, Galanthus sp., in bloom.
Yes, I am aware of fall-blooming snowdrops but around here, they have always bloomed sometime after February 1st, often as late as March.
Was this a fluke? Or did I have other snowdrops jumping the gun?
I had one other snowdrop.
I am pleased to see these and am tempted to snip them and bring them inside to enjoy in a tiny vase.
I do have some flowers inside, however, in the sunroom, like this cyclamen.
I purchased this little cyclamen last spring at a local greenhouse. I potted it up in mid-summer and then let it do its thing. Right after I finish this post, I’m going to move it so it is right beside me as I sit on the couch reading your bloom day posts.
And that’s it for my bloom day post in mid-December.
What’s blooming in your garden? Why don’t you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us, whether it is one flower or many flowers?
It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about the flowers blooming in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come here and leave a comment about what you have and a link in the Mr. Linky widget.
(One more thing before you go. Notice anything different here? You did? I thought you might. I’ve moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress! Well, I didn’t personally move it. I had help. But all 2,891 posts on Blogger dating back to 2004 now live here on my author website. Comments also came over with the posts, as did previous bloom day link lists.
Now the url MayDreamsGardens dot com points here instead of the blogger blog so old links work too.
I’m still getting used to the WordPress way of doing blog posts, so please forgive me for anything that doesn’t look quite right.
Also, because I seem to be getting a lot of spammy comments, I have to moderate your comments. I’ll watch for them and approve them throughout the day and beyond. Thank you for your patience!)
Remember… We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence