A few surprise candidates have stepped forward for this month’s Bloom Day posting. A tidy-up in the garden today revealed there were actually some flowers that I could share! However, it is the foliage that really gives colour and texture in my garden at this time of year and I just love it.
Above from top: Sedum; Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’; Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’, Acer Pal. ‘Sago Kaku, Saxifrage, Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ with flower.
As this is a very busy time for everyone I thought I’d keep my chat this month brief. However, I would like to add that I still enjoy my garden at this time of year even when it has few flowers around. My shed still has bags of bulbs to plant – but I am not in a hurry for Spring.
Above from top: Penstemon ‘Etna’, Jap. Anemone, Skimmia, Magnolia bud, Euphorbia with Budleja in background.
I don’t mind the darker, damp days as my ‘green garden’ thrives in such conditions especially the wonderful moss growing on the stones around my small pond. I love to see the branches on the trees at this time of year too with raindrops or frost. I think both can look magical. Misty mornings, to me, are wonderful too. Ah… but blue skies at this time of year are especially welcome adding much need light into our gardens and lifting our spirits!
Above from top: Buddleja, Staychs, Pittisporum, Ophiopogon.
If you would like to see what is in flower in other gardens around the world pop over to Carol’s posting at May Dreams Gardens, the host of Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, and follow the links to all who have posted. You might want to join in the fun too – you can post photos of indoor flowers too at this time of year when garden ones are scarce.
As this year closes I do hope you have enjoyed your garden this year. Perhaps you’ve had ideas for your own gardens through visiting garden, bird and wildlife blogs. I’d love to hear about them. There are definitively lots of enthusiastic people around with so much inspiration to share. How wonderful we can connect with people with the same interests as ourselves through writing an online diary. I would definitely recommend it!
All photos above were taken in my garden on December 15th 2008.