Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - January 2019
In fact, we haven't had any below freezing temperatures since early November, just before that month's Bloom Day. Our winter so far has been quite mild with our nighttime low temperatures usually in the 40s F, occasionally falling into the high 30s. What we have had is rain and plenty of it. Heavy rainfalls of two to four inches have been fairly common, leaving my yard in a bit of a soggy mess and giving me a good excuse to stay inside and read. But pruning time is fast approaching; time to prune those fruit trees and vines and many of my shrubs, including the roses. So, soon I'll have to don my Wellies and slog my way out to do my duty. Some gardening chores just can't be postponed.
We grow purple oxalis mainly for its colorful foliage, but I am quite fond of its sweet little blossoms as well. It blooms when the weather is chilly so it is really in its element at this time of year. When summer comes, it generally dies back to the ground only to come out again when cooler fall weather arrives.
The firespike that was blooming in December is blooming still.
The 'Darcy Bussell' rose still sends out occasional blooms.
As does the 'Julia Child'.
And the pink Knockout is flowering now as well.
Next to the goldfish/frog pond the white yarrow is beginning to bloom.
And the gerbera daisies continue to add a bit fo color to the garden.
And, of course, there are still plenty of pansies and violas.
Lots of pansies.
And more violas.
And mixed pansies and violas.
The herb feverfew is in bloom. It is a medicinal herb and the name tells you what it was traditionally used for. Personally, I just enjoy the little blooms.
The Cape honeysuckle is always knocked back by the mildest of freezing temperatures, but so far there's been nothing to discourage it and it blooms on.
I had hoped my daffodils and snowdrops might have been in bloom by now, but no such luck. Maybe by February.
I hope your January garden is thriving. I look forward to visiting it. Don't forget to visit our host, Carol of May Dreams Gardens, to see a list of all the gardens participating this month.
Happy Bloom Day!