In my search for flowers blooming in southern Maryland in December, I was greeted by a sunny, very short-stemmed dandelion! The pond is frozen but this flower seems perfectly happy. I wish my camellias looked as happy as this dandelion. How far North do they bloom in December?
Did you get this blog post Thursday?
I now have a bouquet of Lumberjack’s Toilet Paper, aka Common Mullein, in my kitchen in December! Hard to believe it is still blooming here in southern Maryland. We’ve had several frosts.
This circle of vines was created by morning glories, with the help of Virginia Creeper! It begs to be drawn.
What else would a hoppy frog dress up as for Halloween but a hoppy bunny?!
Froggy wants you to know there are several more bunny tails on the screen door if you need a costume! They are high tide bush seeds. Milkweed seeds are also recommended.
Instead of finding a 4-leaf clover I found a 6-petal sorrel blossom! I’ve never seen a 6-petal sorrel before!!!
Not sure if this is called field sorrel or wood sorrel. AKA oxalis. Wild edible weed. Lemony flavored shamrock-like leaves. Flowers good too.
Is there anything more magical than a dandelion seed head? Make a wish and blow! Fireworks turn into umbrellas and next spring your golden wishes will pop up, spreading sunshine everywhere!
The Virginia Dayflower is one of my favorite blue flowers in autumn. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to the mideastern and southeastern US. It is important to count the blue petals. The Virginia Dayflower has 3 blue petals. The Asiatic Dayflower has only 2 blue petals, plus a tiny white one. They bloom now too, often close to each other in wet soil, and are a deeper blue.