One thing about January in Davis...there is always at least something to post about on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ! The plants may look a bit worse for the wear and there may only be a bloom or two, but blooms there are. My Sasanqua camellia decided to more or less bloom one flower at a time over a period of weeks this year. Here is today's offering.
Cyclamen purchased before the holiday continue to bloom in their 4" pots tucked into the front porch pots. When they are finished they will be added to others planted in the ground in the front yard. They will bloom again in future years but never again in time for the holidays.
A few of the snapdragons planted last fall are blooming near the front path.
An ivy geranium blooms down under the Bearss lime in the back yard. It receives warmth from some piazza lights used to protect the lime when temperatures dip below freezing, as they did in early December.
A tiny bit of bloom is beginning on the Iberis. Hopefully more is not far behind.
Allysum is blooming although it's not what you'd call robust right now.
Love that Lavander pinnata buchii! Takes a beating/freezing and keeps on blooming! You can see lots of the dead parts in the background. I have to look at that for 2 more months before I'll feel safe cutting it back. Right now that's part of the protection plan.
Elsewhere there were a few bedraggled wax begonias, two bruised blooms on Rosa Flower Girl and some scraggly Dwarf Carnation Evermore...none of which rated photos.
I'm so thankful to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for creating Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and inspiring us all to scour our gardens for blooms. Otherwise I might...would almost certainly... have missed the first Iris reticulata! I'm sure few blooms have been met with so much excitement. I can't wait to see how long it takes for the rest of them to appear! While we're waiting you can check out blooms around the world by visiting May Dreams Gardens!