It's a chilly, rainy day here in northern Virginia, and there isn't much blooming in the garden on this January 15th. But since it is, after all, Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, I made a short trek around the garden with my camera to see what's in bloom. Although none of my native plants are in bloom just yet, there are a few lovely blooms, nonetheless.
Snowdrops (Galanthus) are in bloom. They are so very tiny and delicate, I had to bend way down to get these shots. If I didn't make a special effort to look for them, I would almost certainly miss them.
Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger) has been in bloom since November. If you look at the photos, you can see the blooms that are faded and look more tattered than the newer, whiter ones.
Sweet Allysum has been flowering since I put it in a container arrangement last summer. It isn't something I plant often, but I was happy to see it continuing to bloom. For an annual, that's pretty cool, I think.
While not blooms, per se, the bright red berries on the Dwarf Nandina add a cheeriness to the garden.
Indoors, the Amaryllis (below) is holding on to the last stalk of 3, each stalk having had 3 blooms each.
What gifts have you discovered today? Until next time,
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