I have been looking forward to doing this because of one little plant in particular. Calandrinia grandiflora was bought last spring - probably just because I was colour and plant hungry! I was starting a little collection of potted herbs on the front patio and the Calandrinia joined them though I didn't repot it at the time. It's brilliant flowers certainly satisfied my colour lust!
Then I left it in the pot and didn't really consider putting it in the garden until December. It's often treated as an annual; but technically it is perennial so at last, despite the bad condition of the plant, I couldn't resist plunking it in the ground. There wasn't much left by that time! It had one sparse rosette of leaves and one stem with a few more stunted leaves.
One is Senecio "Blue Fingers" (Senecio talinoides var. mandraliscae). Its steely blue-grey-green fingers - some slender, some thicker - have an almost underwater effect.
So there is my End of the Month View, following Helen's meme at The Patient Gardener. On her blog and other participating blogs, many more thorough End of the Year Views can be visited for inspiration. Here it is just three little plants which I am enjoying as we head into 2015!
Happy New Year!