Well, it's now the middle of December. Here in Massachusetts that surely means it's getting cold out there. Winter coats and boots have been brought out and snow blowers and shovels made ready for the very real possibility of snow in time for Christmas...
The weather this December has been so mild that I could almost call it balmy.
My new Helleborus niger 'Jacob' is in bloom and attracting the pollinators that are out and about in this unusually warm weather.
While I still have some Alyssum and even Yarrow still holding on to blooms, it is the new flowers of this early blooming Hellebore that are the most enticing for the pollinators.
|This one's mine!|
I am quite surprised to have flowers blooming and bees buzzing in December...
but after last year's record-breaking winter,
I'm definitely not complaining!
To find out what else is blooming in other people's gardens around the world this December, visit Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens blog.