Saturday, January 15, 2011

January Bloom Day

I have actually gotten the act together sufficiently to participate in Bloom Day-naturally it's January -not a month of plenty in this garden though it probably seems like the tropics to those buried under a snow bank.

 Camellias are blooming here in NorCal, I like this one with is sunny yellow stamens -kind of Romneya-ish ..


Pieris japonica Variegata with its heath-like bells unfurling. Note the appearance of sun.



 Snail holes deface the Hellebores.


The ubiquitous Viburnum tinus

5 comments:

  1. Are you kidding? Wonderful bloom day post. Four great plants to get anyone thru January. And good thing a plant destined for ubiquity is as marvelous as V. tinus. It's leaves had a problem with my soil -- not seen around here at all.

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  2. So nice to see some blooms! Rainy and cold here the last week or so...ready for a little sunshine ;)

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  3. Denise, V. tinus is notorious for thrips, but mined seem to have avoided that particular plague thus far.

    Hi Whimsical, visited your blog love the fog pics ! We Northern Cal dwellers are all to familiar with that stuff, thanks for coming by.

    Hi Mac, and thanks.

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  4. This is just like looking into the future. I hope you had a good Bloom Day, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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