Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for December 2022.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana we have yet to feel the full force of winter. Yesterday was mild enough for me to do a bit of garden clean up and today, Wednesday, it is rainy and dreary.
But I went out anyway and found some blooms to share.
First up is a picture of the cement rabbit that guards my back garden all day, every day, year round. I like the patina he’s acquiring and it sort of counts as a flower picture because there in the blurry background are blooms on Helleborus niger, the Christmas Rose.
Perfect for the season, I think.
Here’s a better picture.
I think it will probably have blooms off and on until spring.
Nearby, some fall-blooming snowdrops, variety unknown, popped up a week or so ago.
I found them when I went out to dig up some of the snowdrop bulbs to force to bloom inside.
Elsewhere in the garden, there are mostly tattered remains of blooms. Shall we quickly check them out?
I think that’s a pretty good showing for mid-December, don’t you?
What’s blooming in your garden now? I’d love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. Just post on your blog, Instagram feed, or wherever about what’s blooming in your garden, then come back here and leave a link so we can find you and a comment to let us know what you have to show us.
And remember the quote that inspired it all… “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence.