Thank you, May Dream Gardens, for once again hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
In November, I thought my blooms were gone until spring. But then came totally unseasonable weather here in upstate NY. The day after I posted in November, I found alyssum and pansies still alive, and my hanging basket petunia (that basically drowned in torrential rains in September) was trying to come back!
Temperatures higher than normal....sunshine....and NO SNOW...until last Thursday.
We didn't get much snow, and it hung around a few days. We had some cold nights too, into the teens. But guess what? The alyssum that was covered by snow is still alive, and so are those pansies.
As it is almost dark when I go to work and when I come back home, these are not the most recent photos but will give you the general idea of my pansies....
When I read today's May Dreams Gardens post I just had to agree...no need to post pictures of brown, dead plants this month. Or houseplants. (I'll save the story of how I killed my Christmas cactus until next GBBD.)
And one more thing...reading about May Dream's flowering hellebore, I ran out into the night to check my plant out. I had planted a hellebore, for the first time, this past spring. Alas, no flowers or buds.
But the plant sure looks good.
Will I actually have an outdoor flower to post in January?
Happy GBBD. Do you normally have snow and are snowless right now? Is your late fall weather unusual?
I can't wait to virtually visit some of your gardens.