|Helleborus niger 'Josef Lemper'|
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we are in the midst of the tail end of a warm spell of record high temperatures.
On both Saturday and Sunday we had temps in the high 60s, which is about 30 degrees warmer than usual.
This mild weather has resulted in the beautiful display of the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, as nice as I've ever seen.
Some little snowdrops I planted earlier this fall popped unexpectedly a week or so ago and look pretty good for December.
And there was one single Camellia bloom on the 'Snow Flurry' camellia.
I'm still watching the flower buds on another Camellia 'April Remembered'.
If a watched bud never opens, then this one is going to remain tightly closed for quite some time. But I won't complain. The Camellias are marginally hardy for my garden so having any bloom, any bud is enough for me.
Inside, as usual, I have amaryllis blooms almost ready to pop open, just in time for Christmas.
What's blooming in your garden on this lovely December day? We'd love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and show us. It's easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what's blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month, or thereabouts, then leave your link in the Mr. Linky widget below and a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see.
"We can have flowers nearly every month of the year." ~ Elizabeth Lawrence