On this Bloom Day I don’t have any blooms, but I do have color. For the past week we have looked out at a hard frost. Beautiful in its own way. However we do have color. Somehow the yellow twig dogwood never photographs as accurately as my eyes when I look out my kitchen window and see the sun shining on what is a more chartreuse dogwood than its name suggests. It is because of its brilliant color that I planted it where I could admire it all winter long.
The golden winterberry, a native ilex (holly) does not photograph well either. Why doesn’t my camera see what I see?
The red winterberry is willing to be quite a showoff when the camera comes out. I have a second red winterberry as well. The single male winterberry in the garden very quietly goes about his business making sure the ladies of every color look their best at this time of the year. The birds are happy as well.
The English holly in front of the house was bequeathed to us by the former residents. She produces plenty of foliage and color to harvest for Christmas decorations. The male quietly sits on the other side of the porch. He is small and very shy.
Perhaps I will have blooms in December, but I doubt it. The Christmas cacti do not look promising.
I thank Carol over at May Dreams Garden for giving us a chance to share the blooms and color in our gardens, no matter where we live in this great country