Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015's Last Surprise

Maybe I can't say that it was a total surprise what with so many people posting about the unusual blooms in their gardens at this time. I took a quick walk about the garden today and found a couple of blooms too. Hellebores in a protected spot are indeed blooming. Such a happy face.
More of a surprise is a lone Sea Pink is about to bloom. It is going to freeze it's little petals off. It is now cold here...as it should be.
As it is the end of 2015 there is hope for the garden of 2016. Not all the hellebores are blooming and so much more will have to bide it's time until they can fully bloom.  Old Man Winter is not finished yet.
I hope you all are happy, healthy, filled with anticipation for the 2016 Gardening Year to come.

15 comments:

  1. I am in zone 8b and the hellebores in a pot on the patio are just loaded with buds. Can't wait to see them bloom.

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  2. Well now, that is amazing! Most of my plants are now covered with snow, so it looks like the blooms will have to wait. Happy New Year!

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  3. Oh, such lovely flowers. That pink color is so perfect.

    Winter is just starting... poor confused plants.....

    Happy New Year Lisa. xoxo

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  4. I love to see these beautiful blooms. It is nice when everything else looks so dreary. Nate is still babying our geraniums and another plant we bought for the patio. They are still blooming too--unbelievable for this time of year.

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  5. I'm glad it finally got cold where you are. It's been a long winter coming. Happy New Year!~~Dee

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  6. We had the wettest December on record and one of the warmest as well, too. No wonder some of the plants are confused! Yes, I'm ready for a more normal winter, too--as long as it doesn't last too long:) Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

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  7. That's a beautiful Hellebore and it is so pristine looking.

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  8. The blooms are kind of nice this year. It's almost like we don't have a winter. But, for me after Christmas spring starts because the days get longer! And time runs out to prepare for the spring explosion. Gotta love love love those hellebores. Happy New Year to you!

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  9. That Hellebore is lovely! Here everything is covered in ice. Happy New Year!

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  10. Lisa girl that is amazing ! ... My rosemary stayed nice and green until the end of December when we were getting the real COLD .. yesterday morning it was -18 ... now it will change again to plus 5 in a few days .. too much up and down for me and the garden I suspect .. I have no idea what wil be lost and what will survive ... fingers crossed.
    Happy New Year and lets hope for a GOOD one this time eh !
    Joy : )
    Love that hellebore flower !

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  11. Wow lucky you enjoying your garden before the warm weather comes :)

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  12. Great to see your hellebore bloom and flower buds, you're a bit ahead of me there. I've got a spring wild flower, cowslip, in flower at the moment. When the rain finally stops I must get out and grab a photo.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2016 gardening year with many blooms to enjoy throughout it :-D

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  13. It is always exciting to find blooms this time of year!

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  14. What a great start to the new year--here's hoping for a sensible winter and a great gardening season.

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