What a month to participate in my first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, a blogging tradition started by May Dream Gardens! I'll only have few photos to contribute this month, as blooms are pretty spare out in my garden at the moment. Even just a week and half ago my offerings would have been much, much different as we've had a very mild launch into the winter season with temps well above normal so I had quite a few late summer blooms hanging-in here and there.
These snow-covered Abutilon blooms will likely melt away to mush when the temps climb. For the moment, they're a sweet reminder of summer.
This towering yucca bloom has been budded for weeks, threatening to open but never quite getting there. My local hummers have been waiting patiently; I fear they'll be disappointed.
Right on time and as expected Camellia sansanqua keeps on keepin' on.
I couldn't resist including this ice-encased bud of Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star', though the photo was actually taken a few days ago when all of Portland was covered in a sheet of ice. The storm created many a beautiful scene like this one, and yet it was also incredibly destructive; many local gardens had severe damage and/or loss to trees and shrubs.
Head on over to May Dreams Gardens, where you'll find links to posts from gardeners 'round the world — see what in bloom today in their gardens!