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
14 May: planting hell, day six (I think)
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