Thursday, December 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - December 2016

It is just eight degrees outside and we had about eight inches of snow on Sunday.  I guess winter is here.  Which means that here in southeast Michigan, not much is blooming.  As a matter of fact, I had to shoot these pictures through the glass yesterday cause the doorwall was frozen shut.


 I love seeing the grasses in the winter.  I hate getting out early in the spring to cut them down.
This rose just wanted to keep on blooming.  I give it an A for effort.
Inside, I've moved my plants in front of the window.  I keep all of these for sentimental reasons.  The peace lily was from a funeral arrangement for my Dad, Christmas 1980.  I was not able to attend the funeral as my baby's due date was December 27 and it was extremely cold that year.  The other two plants are from baskets I received when I shattered my leg in 2007.  The areca palm is sending up a new flower shoot.
I have no poinsettias or Christmas cactus this year, but I do have this arrangement at the front entry.

To see more flowers and blooms, head on over to May Dreams Gardens and thanks to Carol for hosting.  Have a wonderful holiday season.

18 comments:

  1. That's amazing the peace lily is still around after all those years. Nice assortment of plants, even the ones outside with the white tundra!

    betty

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  2. I agree about the grasses in winter being spectacular and also being a royal pain in the spring. I found that an electric hedge trimmer makes short work of the spring task. Kudos to your tenacious rose!

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    1. Never thought about using the electric trimmer. Thanks for that.

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  3. The grasses look great in the snow!
    Pretty Christmas arrangement, too
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  4. I love winter nature pictures. I just don't love to be outside!

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  5. I love the grasses when they are brown - especially when they shine in the sun. You take wonderful pictures through windows - I never would have guessed. We are getting your terrible weather now - supposed to be zero with wind chill when I wake up tomorrow. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  6. We have cold and snow here, too! Beautiful photos--thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your snow pictures of the grasses through the glass are beautiful and I love your indoor arrangements too! We have cold here and a quick snow squall this morning, but nothing on the ground yet. Happy Bloom Day and stay warm!

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  8. Those dried grasses are still beautiful, and of course to me who haven't experienced winter, snow is beautiful too. At least from here we can provide you with lots of alive and fresh flowers, even with just our pictures. Keep warm!

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  9. The critters so appreciate your leaving the grasses stand! Beautiful photos. gail

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    1. There were several little finches on the snow yesterday eating dropped seeds from the grasses. My black-eyed Susans were out of control so this year I cut them down before they dropped their seeds. I feel bad cause there is less food for the birds.

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  10. Love the arrangement at the entry way. I thought the plant being alive all this time later was quite staggering too.

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    1. I baby that plant from my Dad's funeral. Several years ago I had to divide it. All the divisions died except for the original center. Weird. It just keeps on living and blooming.

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  11. That's definitely the right grade for the rose! Love the other flowers a lot at this time of year.

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    1. I may have hated the high heat this summer, but the two knock-out roses seemed to thrive.

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  12. Those are great pics of your grasses. Unfortunately mine have all been squashed by the wet snow.

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