Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: December 2015

I took a few pictures for November’s Bloom Day, but I never got around to posting them, since things were a little hectic around here that week. The highlight, though, was my confused clematis:

confused clematis

A few days after the November Bloom Day, it snowed here in Zone 6a/6b — our first and only snow of the season so far.

snowy november morning

Once the snow melted, the temps once again got unseasonably warm, so I went out on the last weekend in November to finish up some tasks in the flowerbeds before the lawn guys came out to do their leaf-blowing. Amazingly, I found one final fall mum blooming amongst the fallen maple leaves.

last bloom of 2015

I hadn’t seen this one in full bloom, so I was glad I got to acknowledge it before the leaf-blowers decimated its delicate, wilty petals the following day.

Which brings us to December. This unseasonably warm December in northwest Ohio.

I haven’t yet planted any late fall or early winter bloomers, but the lack of snow cover means that the lamium are still in bloom (and visible). But I’m mostly relying on indoor blooms for the duration.

My kalanchoes might be ready for their GBBD debut next month, but for this month, only my late-blooming Thanksgiving Cactus has anything to contribute.

Thanksgiving Cactus

I actually had to pinch this bloom off yesterday, as it was pretty much done — but there are several more tiny flower buds that I hope will open up in time for Christmas.

Happy Christmahannukwanzakah to all, and to all a good night of reading Bloom Day blogs!

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