Sunday, December 19, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - December 15, 2010

Solitary Bloom - Erysimum

Ok...I'm totally late on this, but work was insane again this week...and I haven't been home during daylight hours to even look at the garden! I honestly didn't think there would be anything blooming, but lo and behold! The Erysimum is earning its keep once again by blooming all winter! Sadly, it's the only thing blooming...but what do you's December, after all! In a related note, I think our Persian Ironwoods we planted last fall may be about to bloom as well...I've noticed some strange looking buds on the trees, so I'm keeping an eye out...don't want to miss the show!


  1. I love this plant. They seem to bloom continually for a couple of years and them die out for me. I haven't checked to see if my newer one is blooming. Can't wait to see the Ironwood blooms, I'm not sure I've ever seen one in bloom.

  2. Well, lucky you! A blossom in December! We're buried in snow and I'm relying on a sunny window for some indoor gardening therapy. ;)

  3. It sad to look this flower with no fetal at all.

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  4. Is that 'Bowles Mauve?' Scott? Mine was still in flower on 17th December but is now covered with snow and the temperature has not gone into plus mode since. Think that it might have been stunned but it is a prolific flowerer. Hope that work slows down and that you are able to enjoy the festive season. All good wishes for 2011!

  5. Thanks everyone!
    Catherine: I have the same thing happen, they seem to bloom themselves to death, sadly :-(

    Kate: Sorry, I try not to complain about our weather here, as I know it's way worse most other places. :-)

    Anna: Yes it is, sounds like we both get our moneys worth out of them, huh! I hope so too...I sure miss sleep :-(

  6. It's nice to have surprises like that in our gardens, especially when we've been so busy.