I took my morning walk around the garden on this beautiful and warm January day and was happy to see that spring is on its way. So many bulbs already pushing up and seedlings, of I'm not sure what, have sprouted.
This has been one of the driest years on record here in the Central Valley of California and throughout the state. In addition, there has been little snowfall in the mountains to supply irrigation water to the farmers. We are attempting to cut back on our water usage and some of my beloved plants may have to go. I will continue to mulch around the plants and hope that it helps. And we continue to hope and pray for rain.
Here is what's in bloom in my zone 9b garden on this January Bloom Day:
|Paperwhite Narcissus has been blooming for a long time|
|'Snowflakes' Leucojum Aestivum|
|Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' beginning its 3rd year in the garden|
|Camellia sasanqua 'White Dove' going into its 2nd year|
|Camellia 'White Dove'|
|unknown Camellia sasanqua|
Some bright colors from the primroses:
|pansies, primroses, and some narcissus not yet emerged|
|a pot of stock/ Matthiola incana|
|Paludosum Daisies getting ready for spring time bloom|
|only one shy bloom from the Hellebores|
|the last of the lemons from the Dwarf Meyer Lemon|
Happy gardening and happy Bloom Day!