Survey of Flowers Blooming for the Holidays

Dennis Kramb
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:08:42 PST
Jane McGary wrote:
> Jim Shields asked,
>> I would like to hear what flowers are blooming for the holiday
>> season.  What do you have in your garden that blooms for Christmas/New
>> Years?  What are in the florists?

My most reliable outdoors winter-bloomer is Taraxacum officinale.  I 
love to see it's smiling yellow face on a dreary winters day!  
Occasionally during warm spells in the 50's or 60's in winter, I will 
also get outdoor blooms on Iris cretensis.  In the past 10 years I've 
seen it bloom on Christmas Day, and New Years Day.  Quite a joy, as I'm 
such an iris lover!

Dennis in Cincinnati

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