My mouth fell open when I got out of my car this morning. There. right by my feet, was a group of violets in flower!
Their leaves are a bit tatty, but getting down on my knees to take their photo, the flowers are so lovely even though they are tiny.
This blog is really a continuation of the interesting one on Narcissi flowering so early! I found several more flowers which should not be there in the winter.
What is this Aubrieta doing, flowering on a frosty morning in December?
And why has this Erigeron suddenly decided to have another go?
This Calendula is self-sown, and is welcome to do so, but I usually admire them in the summer and autumn, never this late.
My hardy Osteospermums must be shivering in the cold – but they are still lovely flowers – but aren’t they usually summer flowers?
There are several more plants still in flower – an alpine dianthus along with two alpine friends whose names I can’t remember, some Diascia, Antirrhinums, Penstemons, Alyssum saxatile, and Primroses (early for next year, I guess) Finally, one of my new Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ plants has decided to show itself, complete with buds – will they flower too?
Maybe on Christmas Day?
I checked my Hellebores – and yes, the H.Niger (Christmas Rose)has lovely fat white buds – so it will open in time to keep the Rudbeckia company!
What have you got in your garden that should not be in flower? I’d love to know….
- 12 Dec, 2007
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