Here I am in zone 4 and believe it or not, I have blooms in the garden! Outside today the wind is howling, huffing, puffing and what sounds like, blowing our house down. The skies are slashing us with rain, maybe sleet, but I dared to step out on the front porch for a quick shot of our native Coral Honeysuckle. Hey, it’s blooming in December and deserves to be seen crappy photo or not. Calendula is also still blooming in the garden but I am not venturing that far today and heck, the Calendula will probably bloom right through winter snow and all.
It’s red and the grass is, ah, green. I suppose appropriate for Christmas, though we are used to white. Another red and green scheme, the white-winged bloom of this peace lily that seems to practically glow against the red wall by the dim light of the windows. A shot up close reveals more of its delicate details.
And what would a gardener’s Christmas be without the blooms of a Christmas Cactus? Here in this tabletop garden, they are just beginning to bloom.
Short and sweet this month. I love the blooms of Pointsettias but can’t seem to keep them alive much past Christmas time. I hate to throw them away so didn’t purchase one this year. I opted for Paperwhites instead and they should be blooming in time for next month’s garden bloggers bloom day, I hope.
Garden bloggers bloom day is hosted each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Stop by and see what’s blooming out there.