Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A very late Bloom Day post for December

Yikes! I am four days late posting my bloomers for December. I actually ran out and took these pictures during a rain break on the 16th, but it's taken me two more days to put the post together.

So what did I find out there?

I'm still grooving on the recently planted Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' I showed last month. All three are blooming now, and their amazing flowers have held on through torrential rains and some pretty substantial winds as well.

A few Evergreen Huckleberries (Vaccinium ovatum) are already opening. Our lack of cold weather is encouraging growth of all kinds, but I wonder what the downside may be later.

Abutilon 'Tangerine', still pumping out a surprising number of blooms.

There are a few blossoms on Salvia 'Black and Blue'.

This is the exact same Kniphofia 'Timothy' bloom I showed a month ago for November's Bloom Day. Clearly, it has weathered, but it's still hanging on.

Fatsia japonica is such a kick at this time of year.
 An unknown rose.
A couple of random Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Victoria' flowers surprised me.

And it wouldn't seem like December in my garden without a few Rosemary blossoms. Rosemarinus prostratus 'Bonnie Jean' is reputed to be hardier than most prostrate varieties, though last winter and what we've seen of this winter have not been much of a test.
Visit our host Carol, at May Dreams Gardens, for a look at mid-December blooms in gardens all over. Happy Belated Bloom Day!


  1. Those gorgeous Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' blossoms seem fit for a holiday card (wink)... I spotted a couple of flowers on my Rosemary this morning (thru the glass front door) I meant to go check them out but forgot...thank you for the reminder!

  2. Love those camellias! It still amazes me after all these years that we have blooms in December. Wow that ceanothus seems confused by our mild (so far) weather!

  3. I love the stragglers; they may be few and far between but they are precious.

  4. I'm of a similar mind to outlaw...I don't know if I'll ever get used to the idea of flowers in December!

  5. Love the Fatsia and huckelberries. Don't think I can grow either where we are.

  6. Looking forward to huckleberry pie?


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