Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My December Garden

Oh, I missed Garden Bloggers Bloom Day last month due to sheer laziness.  And this month, I just have one little bloom in the yard:

A variegated vinca minor bloom. The plant rooted itself out of a pot of annuals years ago.  Don't think I have ever seen one in December before.  At least not in my yard.  We set a record on Sunday of 63 degrees, breaking the record of 60 set in 1881.  Do you think they were running around yelling about global warming when it happened in 1881?

Also growing amidst this ground cover are lamb's ears.  They used to be the cover in this area, but haven't been seen here in over ten years.  They just died out, but suddenly they popped up again.


The tall grasses out front are still holding their own with no snow to bog them down, though we had about six inches of the white stuff before Thanksgiving.


And notice that green grass.  Lots of it.  Every yard is green, even those that looked pretty bad all summer.  Of course, the sky has not been this bright for several days now, but I took this on a day of beautiful sunshine.


I'm dreaming of a green Christmas.  And I might just get it.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to my garden blogger friends for steering me to May Dreams Gardens and this blog hop.

18 comments:

  1. It has been too warm for my taste:) People end up getting colds and allergies are big because of mold etc... I can't believe how green everything is still. Love the last flower you have and love the flower arrangement you made

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  2. Oh I wish I had made the flower arrangement. There is a very talented woman who makes these in a local store. I have mold allergies which is why I have an artificial tree.

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  3. Yup, looks like a green Christmas here too. Pity, I do love to see the snow at Christmas even if no other time. That is a lovely arrangement.

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    1. Again, the flowers are from a local store. I don't mind seeing the snow but hate walking or driving in it. And I always worry about my guests traveling here when the weather is bad.

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  4. What a beautiful blue sky. Hasn't the weather been fantastic? Now they are saying 60 on Christmas Eve where I live in upstate New York. Green Christmas? Fine with me! And, the fact that you even have one flower in December....a year to remember. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. We may get some flurries on Friday, but then it is supposed to warm up again. I'm not complaining after the two winters from hell that we've had recently. I'll look at my old photos for snow, lol.

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  5. It has been the warmest December I can remember since 2003. Your blue sky, green grass and blooms are looking wonderful for this time of year. Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I blogged about my garden all summer. Enjoyed looking at other folks gardens, too.

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  6. I wish I had a December garden. Then again, I coulc. It's so hot here in FL.

    That arrangement in the last picture is beautiful.

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    1. No need to buy fresh thyme this year. I can just go cut some from the garden.

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  7. I can't imagine having greenery and flowers at this time of year. We just got our first snowstorm of the winter. :)

    Merry Christmas, Denise!

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    1. Maybe our pre-Thanksgiving storm will be the only one? Oh, sure.

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  8. Your one flower is Vinca, not Euonymus. The foliage it's growing through looks like Euonymus, but the flower is from a different plant.

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    1. You are right. That's what happens when you blog post in a hurry, lol. I'll go back and fix that. Thanks for catching.

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  9. We were up in the 60's here in Kansas and then boom.....last night down to the teens! Winter is here I think! Loved all your pictures

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    1. Cool today but supposed to warm up again by Friday.

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  10. Over here in London we never have white Christmas anyway, but it is rather warmer than usual – we are predicted to break all records for December by the end of this week. I must admit I am enjoying the weather and I use my garden all year round anyway so being outside today without a jacket was nice, we had days in the autumn colder than today! Loved your returning lambs’ ear, they are so nice. Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. My daffodils are two inches high already. Usually I just see the tips during winter. It's getting a little colder, but nothing like the deep-freeze we had last year in Michigan.

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