>I was in bed yesterday nursing what I feared might be strep throat, so I missed the posting for January Bloom Day. But I thought I would just post a bit late (good news, throat is on the mend!).
My new beds are finally planted (although I have yet to reveal them in a post). One of the plants in the bed off my patio is a dwarf pomegranate. It’s little waxy flowers are so bright and cheerful on a gray day like today.
My yellow rose is taking a break but a tiny white climber that I brought from my old house is loving the cold weather.
Interesting that the exact same bush has this flower, a bit pinker in its infancy
I couldn’t resist buying this beautiful deep red lantana to put in the new bed along the driveway. They are such reliable bloomers and this color is so unusual
I saw this iris bloom yesterday and was so excited to include it. But the rains pummeled it last night so it is looking a bit worse for wear.
My camellia bush continues to open blooms one after another, just lining up to show their itty bitty pink faces
And dang, if I can’t get a crystal clear photo of these blooms. This one was just gorgeous light pink with a hint of yellow. I’ll try again tomorrow
The Mutabilis rose is the only one blooming right now but it has about 6 flowers right now and a few more buds, of course all in different colors ranging from light pink to yellow. This color change is the trademark of the Mutabilis rose.
This “bloomer” is showing off right now. Nandina is full of berries just glowing and nestled in it’s dramatic foliage.
In the vegetable garden, I have lettuces and chards growing. But the peas are the bloomers right now.
Climbing their livestock panel trellis, they are sending out blooms which quickly turn into peas.
I question whether I will have enough to actually serve in a meal, but even if not, they are fun to munch straight from the vine.
The weather will turn colder end of this week, temps down below freezing at night for a few nights. We have been in the 60s and 70s during the day, but our next few days will be 40s and 50s.