Saturday, January 16, 2016

Garden Bloom in January

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Taking a look at what is in bloom in January in the small, sunny garden...

This is a good time of year for plants here in the desert, and the garden is fairly well stocked with blossom at present, though there are a number of spring blooming plants that are biding their time.  I decided to present the flowers by colour today.  As my borders are mostly planted with closely related hues, this still corresponds generally to the layout of the garden, or almost!

Red and Pink

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Dianthus
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Russelia equisetiformis "Big Red"
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Salvia greggii "Flame"
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Miniature Rose "Daniela"
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Salvia greggii seedling
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Pelargonium "Precision"
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Salvia greggii "Autumn Moon"
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Eremophila maculata "Valentine", still in bud
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Rose "The Alnwick Rose"

Orange

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Chrysanthemum
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Hippeastrum "Naranja", almost open...

Yellow

tetraneuris acaulis, desert bloom, winter bloom, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers
Tetraneuris acaulis
argyranthemum frutescens, marguerite, daisy, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers
Argyranthemum frutescens
senna nemophila, drought tolerant, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers, desert shrub
Senna nemophila, still in bud

Purple

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Viola, purple and orange!
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and another Viola
ermophila hygrophana, australian native, drought tolerant, small sunny garden, desert garden, amy myers
Eremophila hygrophana
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Lavender "Goodwin's Creek Gray", with friend

White

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Cyclamen as potted plant on the patio
Not shown are a scarlet geranium at the top of the new North Border and a pink cyclamen on the patio, as well as some quiet little white and lemon puffballs on Acacia salicina.  But it is a good time in the garden, with a great deal of anticipation (one of the enormous joys of gardening!) over what will be in bloom by this time next month.  Or rather, one day earlier...  Here's hoping this dilatory blogger can still link to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens to join in with the monthly look at what's in bloom in gardens around the world.
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Dianthus beneath The Alnwick Rose
Weather Diary: Partly cloudy; High: 60 F (16 C)/Low: 36 F (2 C)

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Beautiful!
    You inspire me to add more red to my garden!
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks so much, Lea! I began adding red almost accidentally because I wanted to ensure I had plenty of hummingbird flowers. Hummingbirds love red so that meant a lot of red-blooming plants... I think they help keep the garden from looking quite so tired in the heat of summer ;-)

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  2. all so beautiful! My cyclamen is currently under a light covering of snow - thank goodness they are winter hardy :)

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    1. I do miss the little species cyclamen; they're probably happier with a bit of snow once in a way, but it must be unnerving to have it come while they're actually in bloom! I hope they pull through smiling. Thanks so much, Ann :)

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  3. Great picture of the bee, we are a few months away from much red colour in the garden, although I do have some dark red hellebores to look forward to.

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    1. Dark red hellebores sound fantastic, Brian :)

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  4. Your garden is looking very bloom-y, Amy! Isn't it wonderful to work in the garden without dripping in sweat?!

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    1. It certainly is - I'll enjoy it while I can! And it's nice not to have to wear a jacket either, which I admit to needing while highs were in the lower fifties... It's nice to feel there's an undercurrent of new growth in the garden too!

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  5. Amy, I can't believe how much you have in bloom in your garden! I especially love that purple and yellow streaked viola which looks like a piece of Clarice Cliff pottery from the 1930's!

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    1. It's a good time for the garden here, Jane - mild temperatures and just a bit of rain earlier in the month (would love to get a bit more!). Your comparison of the viola to Clarice Cliff's designs is perfect...!

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  6. I love how you presented the different colors in your garden Amy. I particularly liked the dark moody red moving to the darker pink/red to pink. You really have some lovely flowers in your garden right now. Another Amaryllis I see! I know I should really call them by their correct name but old habits die hard! It looks as if it will burst into bloom at any minute. Thank you for sharing the photos of your garden. They are always so beautiful and inspiring.
    - Kate

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    1. Oops, I missed your comment earlier...! I find the deep colours look good here - what between the sheer intensity of the sunlight and the fact that the soil is a rather light, sandy brown. I've never had so many dark flowers before ;-) That is my only Amaryllis (I use it as the common name anyway!) for this year, and I grew it outside, where it has been very healthy, but I missed some of the anticipation of watching it indoors... The first two blooms are fully open now; must get some good pictures as it's magnificent! Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful comments :)

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