Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What's Growing in December in Tennessee!

It has been a dreary December.  I can count the number of sunny days on one hand.  My back yard is one giant puddle from all the rain.  So on this beautiful, sunny winter day (December 30th) I took a stroll around suburbia (basically my yard) to see what is still growing!


Creeping Charlie

Chickweed, a favorite wild edible!

Dandelion Greens

Garlic that is growing from Elephant Garlic that I got at Kroger in the ugly vegetable sale section.  I am so excited that it is taking off!


Lemon Balm

Wild mint that I transplanted from the Canadian border.  This stuff survives when nothing else does!




Sorrel, one of my favorite greens!

Strawberry Leaves


Wild Garlic with several other wild edibles surrounding it.  Can you guess what they are?

Wild Garlic

There is an abundance of green still growing if you look closely!


  1. Hi Dr. Mom,

    A reader left a comment on our blog directing me to your site. It's fun to see that you have some of the same plants growing at your place in December that we do in southeastern Oklahoma. I am just starting to learn how to identify some of the wild plants in our area and this post was very helpful. Thank you for sharing it.

    We would like to add your site to our blogroll if that is okay with you.
    You can find us at: Thoughts From Frank and Fern
    thoughtsfromfrankandfern.blogspot.com or

    Thank you!


  2. I would be pleased to be added to your blogroll! I have added you to mine! I look forward to reading your posts.