Blooms? Bwahaha! It’s mid-December in northern New England.
It’s fun looking at other people’s actual flower blooms, but although we don’t have any snow cover yet — quite unusual — and it’s been unseasonably warm, with high temps for the past week ranging from 39 to 57F, which is 12F degrees above normal, and lows from 21 to 42F, 14F degrees above normal, there is really very little in bloom here now outside — except the heather!
I’m not sure why it’s blooming now — or why it is and other plants aren’t, with our mild weather — but I’ll take it.
Otherwise, leaf veggies, herbs re-greening, dramatic foliage, and a small Christmas display will have to do for this month’s blooms.
Check out these other bloomday bloggers, who actually live in climates where roses, quince, irises, camellias, cyclamen, snowdrops, mahonia, begonias, and other flowers are in bloom:
Jessica at Rusty Duck in southwest England
Lead Up the Garden Path in Devon, England
Veg Plotting in Chippenham, England
Helen at The Patient Gardener in Malvern, Worcestershire, England
Janice at Gardening Outside the Lines in central Florida, U.S.
Loree at Danger Garden in Portland, Oregon, U.S.