Blooming And Pruning
Many roses still blooming, but its time to be pruning, while the sun is still gentle. If I could just get everything cleaned up and mulched before the sun gets too strong...it would be a first, and worth celebrating.
Aside: interesting LA Times story on rose growing here.
Plenty of other plants flowering, like Echeveria coccinea.
We finally got a decent rain last week, about 1.2" (30 mm) here. Its looking like it will be a fairly dry winter, unfortunately.
Garden and gardener refreshed, nonetheless.
The white-frosted blue berries of Myrtus communis
'Peter Mayle' was loaded with buds, but I wanted to get it pruned. Some of the buds may open. It's difficult to work around the ones that are blooming--it slows down the process a lot. I feel the need to get the pruning done--there's a lot to do at this time of year.
Peter is ready for spring.
'The Prince' which malingered for more than a decade at a height of 12" (30 cm), has hit 5' (150 cm) this year. It decided it was time. Roses make their own mysterious decisions.
Leucospermum 'Tango' planted last year has a few dozen flowers this year. Looking forward to them. The foliage looks a little yellow, which is worrisome. Time for some soil sulfur?
The white Aloe ferox is opening flowers; bees mobbing it.
Blooming and pruning. It's good. How do you spend January in the garden--or out of it?