Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for December! Continuing with the tradition started in February, I’m posting my blooms on the fifteenth of the month and invite others, both gardeners and non-gardeners, to do the same on their blogs.
In my Zone 5 garden, there aren’t too many blooms outside in December, so let’s start with inside blooms.
First up, the quintessential December flower, a poinsetta. This is a “Winter Rose” miniature poinsettia that I bought last weekend. I needed to have a real poinsettia for bloom day!
My white Christmas cactus started blooming this week, right on schedule for the holidays, or did it know about bloom day?
I will have to admit that the Christmas cactus is not the most attractive of house plants for 51 weeks of the year, but I keep it around because it blooms for the holidays.
The orchid that was just starting to bloom in November is going strong now.By next month hopefully some other orchids will be blooming that are just now showing some buds.
I also have an African violet in bloom but I didn’t get a good picture of it today and no time to take another picture, but trust me, its blooming.
Outside, I’ll have to confess I left the pansies in the window box.They didn’t look so good the week before last when we got our first measurable snowfall and temperatures plummeted but they’ve perked up a bit. I bet they are gone tomorrow because they are forecasting 6 – 10 inches of snow starting around lunch time. If that happens, I’ll have to update this post to show what is really happening in my garden on the 15th!
If we get that snowfall, this Vinca minor will also be done for sure.It’s fairly inconsequential now in the grand scheme of the garden, but it, along with the pansies and one little frozen violet were all I could find outside.
What’s blooming in your garden? Join us for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! All are welcome! Post some pictures or lists of your blooms on your blog and then leave a comment here to let us know so we can come and admire all your flowers.
As for me, I think I need more indoor flowering plants to tide me over until spring, don’t you think?
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence