Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for December 2021.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we had a day a few days ago when nighttime temperatures dipped to the teens, but the last few days have been surprisingly mild.
So mild that one tiny snowdrop decided to pop up and check out the garden. Just one. After I saw it, I ran around and checked all the other spots where snowdrops bloom in late winter/early spring but didn’t find any others. I did find some other bulb foliage poking out here and there but that’s not that unusual.
Several times earlier in the day I walked by some violas that were hanging on, holding on, and otherwise hoping that with warmer temps they could bloom a few days longer. (Okay, yes, they were hanging on, holding on, and I was doing the hoping, to be precise.)
I forgot to pause long enough to take a picture of them so here’s what some of them looked like a while ago, in case you’ve forgotten what my beloved violas look like.
This was a few weeks ago when they were under a tiny bit of ice and snow. Considering that and the low temps, they still look good. Trust me on that!
The only other plants I checked for flowers were the Christmas roses, Helleborus niger. I found a few buds but no flowers, yet. They’ll surely bloom another day, perhaps in the new year!
And that’s my contribution to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for December 2021.
What’s blooming in your garden these days? Join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us! It is easy to participate. Post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come back here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget and a comment so we know what you’ve got for us to see.
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence. To which I’ll add, “even in December!”