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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -- December 2018

It's hard to believe that December is half over already. I sort of suspected that Bloom Day was creeping up on me, so I took some photos yesterday of whatever flowers I could find, but then suddenly last night I realized I better get busy putting my post together double quick, because it was upon me!

Anyway, here's what blooming in my garden now.

Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'

Mahonia 'Charity'

Mahonia 'Charity'

White-flowered Dicentra formosa

Hellebore 'Midnight Ruffles'

Hellebore 'Midnight Ruffles'


There's more blooming in the greenhouse than there is outside in the garden.

Indian Rope Hoya is flowering profusely

Adenium obesum aka Desert Rose (one of my Fat-Bottomed Girls)

Pachypodium

Aloe

Dyckia

And that's it!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, check out her post here.

11 comments:

  1. Your greenhouse growers are going to town! My own hoyas show absolutely no inclination to bloom and I've never seen a blooms on my Dyckias. However, I'd given up on my Mahonia and it has buds at last - hope springs eternal.

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  2. Your "helleobores" are way ahead of mine & what kind of magic do you use to get Dicentra formosa blooms at this time of year? Mine are all hiding out below the soil. Happy GBBD! Love the orange juice message.

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  3. I was scrolling down enjoying your photos when I got distracted by the cartoons in your sidebar - I really like the Library one!
    Beautiful blooms! Love the 'midnight ruffles' hellebore.
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  4. Can I ask you about your Knautia? I grew three from seed last year, and they haven't gotten beyond a flat rosette. The Master Gardeners (who around here aren't very helpful!) say they should have bloomed the first year. But, they look healthy. I notice yours are short, both flowers and plant. Is that usual, or because it's December? I planted Knautia macedonica, maybe it's Mars Midget! Also, three plants have three different leaves. One smooth edged, one wavy and one very very ragged. All knautia?
    I love your blooms!

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  5. I have to ditto Peter's comment. Bleeding heart???

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  6. Hi Alison. I just read that in the wild, Dicentra bloom again in the fall. I was completely surprised because in all the years I've grown them, they've never rebloomed. But look at you! You're obviously doing something right. And that Hoya, wow. Very nice December blooms.

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  7. Wow !what a beautiful hellebore flower. Hoyas are pretty little blooms.
    Have a great week ahead.

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  8. Your hellebores are blooming already! Mine barely show a promise of a bud.
    Hoya always reminds me of my mom's plant collection. I should get one; they have such peculiar flowers.

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  9. That dicentra formosa is really neat, I've never seen it bloom in the fall/winter either. But that's what I love about gardening, there's always something unexpected!

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  10. The Mahonias are impressive. Also surprised that the Dicentra would bloom so late.

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