|January 2013 Garden|
It's January in this Long Island garden and time for another Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. Inspired by the quote, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” by Elizabeth Lawrence, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Blogger's Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. Gardeners from all over the world walk out into their gardens to note what is currently blooming. Blooms are few this time of year here in the northeast but I was able to venture out into my garden and find some colorful sites to share.
|Nandina 'Gulf Stream' Winter Berries|
The winter so far has been mild with temperatures in the 40's and 50's by day and 30's by night. We had just a slight dusting of snow so far around the holidays. Come with me and let's take a look. No need to bundle up...it's mild outside plus this is a virtual tour! The first plant to visit is my Nandina 'Gulf Stream'. It displays its bright red berries all throughout the winter months.
|Crab Orchard Walkway with Junipers and Sedges|
Along the winding walkway in the front are Japanese Garden Juniper, Liriope and Sedges which are the winter stables in the garden.
|Ajuga and Pennsylvania Moss Rock|
Here is some Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' peeking out from behind some moss rock in the back shade area.
|Heuchera 'Caramel' in January|
This Heuchera 'Caramel' just added to the garden during the past couple of years has proven to add some nice winter interest.
|Barberry 'Royal Burgundy' Winter Berries|
Here is Barberry showing its red winter berries.
I love Hydrangeas and they even supply interest in wintertime with their dried flower heads.
Endless Summer Hydrangea Flower Head
|Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Fernspray' False Cypress|
Here are some Cypress 'Fernspray' ...
Sedum Buds in January
and some Sedum buds poking their heads up out of the soil in anticipation of spring.
|Weeping Norway Spruce and Heuchera 'Caramel'|
Viewed here are some more of the newly added Heuchera along with a Weeping Norway Spruce.
The pool is all closed for the winter months but we can still enjoy the poolscape here with an assortment of evergreens. The most forefront plant is a Variegated Boxwood with some Nellie Stevens Holly in the right backdrop.
|Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' in January|
Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' keeps it purple color all winter.
|Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar|
The Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar is one of my favorites any time of year with its cascading "waterfall-like" appearance and blue-green foliage. To the left is a Weeping White Pine and an upright Blue Atlas Cedar in the far backdrop.
Garden gal and boy wait for spring to arrive in a few months. Thank you for taking time to stop by and visit my January garden...please let me know you were here...and please visit our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens for links to more gardens around the world.
As Always...Happy Gardening!