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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -- December 2015

There is nothing flowering out in my garden right now. Normally, Mahonia x media 'Charity' would be about to bloom now, or just starting, but it bloomed early this winter, and is done. I can share some spent flowers.

Cardoon flower whose seeds have started popping out and floating away

Rosa glauca hips

Lily seedpod (usually I remove these, but I missed a few)

The birds have been enjoying the Echinacea seeds

There are only a couple of flowers in the greenhouse.

Euphorbia milii has been flowering nonstop for months

Aloe glauca

That's it for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted every month on the 15th by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Check out her post here.


  1. Great pictures of the seed heads, we take them for granted, but they are actually more intricate than the blooms. The aloe is fantastic, your greenhouse must be a wonderful place of refuge during the gloomy days of winter.

  2. Your seed heads are really gorgeous and, like the soon to arrive solstice and lengthening of days, a wonderful promise of the return of life and color to our gardens. Happy GBBD, Alison!

  3. You certainly have a way with that Aloe, beautiful!

  4. i was just watching chickadees in our garden. they are much happier now with all the seeds and insects than flowers. Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is another group blog i'd like to participate in, though today we have 6 inches of reluctant-to-melt snow.

  5. It's been a weird season here. Everything seemed to shut up shop but then it never really got cold and new buds started to form.. if winter arrives now they'll be hammered.

  6. Euphorbia was one of Mama's favorites.

  7. I love the aloe! I'm sure all that rain up your way will give your garden a major boost in the new year. We're still waiting for any significant rain here...

  8. Seed heads are so beautiful in themselves, such lovely patterns are formed. We are still far too warm for December and the plants are confused as a result!

  9. I really like rose hips. Interesting Aloe.

  10. You have some great post-flowers, though! And that lovely aloe in the greenhouse.


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