This December on Long Island, the weather has been unusually mild. As a result the flowering shrubs and bulbs are mixed up! They are sending out blooms and growth several months too early. This is a Winter Jasmine flowering plant.
A beautiful Sky Blue Vinca blossom.
Peach colored Japonica flowers.
The next year's buds for the Montauk Daisey.
A male Holly
Mint leaves coming up in the Blueberry Box.
Grape Hyacinth leaves popping out.
Cat Mint flowers in a planter box.
A new shoot for a Day Lily plant.
My favorite late blooming Chrysanthemum, but this is really late.
The new plants at the base of each stem for that Chrysanthemum.
Snow Drops shooting up.
A Yucca which never looked this good all summer.
Ferns around the White Walnut tree.
I tip over planter pots for the winter months, so that the contents and pots don't freeze. But the plants continue to grow.
A remarkable photo of one of my Bridal Wreath shrubs.
A purple bloom on a perennial. What will happen to these plants come Spring. I guess that I will have to wait, but after the last two really snowy and cold winters this is a gift!