Bloom Day January 2013: What A Mess
The garden is a mess. Dry wind, very cold, a mess. Boris isn't concerned.
Camellias used to be it for blooms in my January garden.
Then the roses matured...there are still many in bloom today.
'Lady Emma Hamilton'
It's annoying that 'Abraham Darby' has nearly pristine foliage now, when most of the rest of the roses looks so bedraggled. In April, all the roses will look fabulous, except Abe, who will be drenched in Rust.
'Easy Does It'
'Belindas Dream' has forty buds--or rather, I counted forty buds and then quit.
I thought this Fuschia would be dead of gall-mite by now. Nope:
Camellia about to open. It looks cold. It's probably cold. Last night was the coldest night in Southern California since December of 1990.
Amazing 'Rozanne', still blooming:
I walked around to see if any of the succulents had melted from the cold. The Aloes were fine.
Morocco Daisy, fine:
Even the highly vulnerable Aeoniums, fine. And blooming.
Happy Bloom Day! Visit May Dreams Garden Blog for more Blooms.