Today is the most unusual Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ever since I joined this monthly meme hosted by May Dreams Gardens, an Indiana blogger.
In the entire Northeast United States, fall never ended, and winter weather never quite began.
We had a couple of snow events here in upstate New York back in early November, enough for a dusting but then the snow stopped. This was my post for December, 2014, a harsh winter - now we have just the opposite. I have never seen anything like this, and I have lived in upstate New York for almost 30 years.
Here in zone 5b, we have green lawns.
This lone alyssum was planted by seed, and until recently, had some company - a purple alyssum. But alas, the purple alyssum gave up. But not this hardy specimen!
This past March we had purchased an April Rose Camilla, our experiment in camilla growing where they say it is impossible. If the weather stays the way it has been, it won't be impossible.
"If only I had known", I would have protected a lot more of my annual plants. On exercise walks, I have seen calendula in bloom in several yards.
But wait! There's more!
And, here, purple African violets.
Finally, my Thanksgiving cactus are still giving thanks for something, blooming away the most vigorously I have ever seen.
Every one of us basking in the 60 degree weather (it was 64 F or 17.7 C yesterday at my house near Binghamton, New York) thinks with dread of how Mother Nature intends to make us pay for this most wonderful fall ever.
Or, will she? Could this continue, an endless fall?
Come visit May Dreams Gardens, and visit other blogs linked to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to see what is blooming all over the world today.