Bloomday for December
In the dark days of winter, the sun manages to heave itself over the horizon late in the mornings, only to find another misty and cloudy day, waiting for his chance to have a little peek through the clouds. Ah, there he is, shining for a fleeting moment, giving his energy and light to the several flowers still blooming in December.
Here are the flowers blooming at the Windywillow garden:
An oriental poppy?? Decided the weather was mild enough to put a flower out, and there's another bud coming up!
A sprinkling of geraniums continue to bloom.
Heather just now starting to flower for the winter season.
Malva also continues, although much smaller flowers now than in summer.
Marinette has a look around on a dark December morning.
Allysum still blooming.
Malcomia blooms all the time here, although more faded and less flowers in winter.
A chilly viola by the back door. I put a few in a container so we can see them from our dining room.
Here and there, a few calendulas are still blooming.
I found the last nasturtium tucked away in a wild corner.
I was replanting my strawberry plants a few days ago, and there were strawberries growing!!!
Inside a south window, a cactus is blooming.
And also inside, by the back door is the Christmas cactus and some geraniums blooming brightly in a rare moment of sunshine.
Have a look at what's flowering in other parts of the world. Visit Carol's May Dreams Gardens for December's Bloomday posts.