What’s in Bloom Here Now – December 2015

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!

heatherinbloomfruitguild15Dec2015

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.

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Swiss chard
Swiss chard
Swiss chard
Swiss chard
mint
mint
new fennel foliage
new fennel foliage
ginger
ginger
strawberry foliage
strawberry foliage
geranium foliage
geranium foliage
yarrow foliage in the patio
yarrow foliage in the patio
Primula leaves
Primula leaves
patio and shade garden with fallen apples
patio and shade garden with fallen apples

Xmaswreathanddisplaybygarage15Dec2015

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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.

 

 

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