Winter is the time northern gardeners really look forward to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, the brainchild of Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Once snow falls, northern gardeners tend to survive on indoor blooms, and unless lucky enough to have a greenhouse, these bloom can be quite sparse. I’m still in the process of decorating for Christmas – why rush these things, I still have 10 more days – so my Bloom Day photos are sparse this month also.
My parent holiday cactus was in its glory last month. Now, its teenager is just beginning to sprout. For the photo here, I paired it with the one last gerbera blossom from the plants overwintering in my garage. Together, they offer a nice contrast to the view of the first cold snowfall outside, don’t you think?
I’m increasingly thankful for my Ilex splurge this fall. The view from the breakfast nook will be so much more pleasant with Madame meserveae ‘Blue Maid’ grabbing the eye while her shorter cousins crenata ‘Helleri’ rest nearby.
I hope you enjoy the view from Connecticut – green is so much greener when surrounded by snow.
Now head off to May Dreams Gardens to see what lucky folks in warmer climes have blooming in their gardens – till spring bulbs burst up from Connecticut soils, I’ll have to get some of my flower-fixes from photos there.