Tuesday 7 December 2021

Pagan Eye: Mahonia Shrub in Bloom in Winter

This yellow Mahonia shrub, always cheers me up when I go into my garden in winter, as that's when it is in flower. Many years ago was a gift from my coven sister Bekie, who co-hosts The Witching Hour on the Witches Inn YouTube channel every Wednesday evening. 

When she gave it to me it was a tiny plant in a pot, but I planted it outside in my front garden where it's flourished. I took this photo on a wet, grey day and it looks lovely even covered in raindrops. I think plants are lovely gifts at any time of year, but perhaps more so in winter time.

What is your favourite winter-flowering plant?  Please leave a comment or, better still, send a photo!

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Rebecca Bird said...

How lovely to see it is still thriving xxx

Badwitch said...

It really is thriving!

Jane Mortimer said...

Just noticed mine's sprouting some lovely yellow fireworks too. I love the way this plant comes back when bits die off, or get broken off which is what happened to mine. Happy days!

Jane Mortimer said...

Just noticed from your photo, our mahonias have got the same flowers but very different leaves. Mine looks like organised holly!

Badwitch said...

yes, there are different types of Mahonia. I was trying to work out exactly which one mine was, but failed. Some have very holly like leaves, but others are more frondy.