Hello, and welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for January 2021.
If you’ve been following along with this meme since the beginning, you’ve just completed 14 years of posts. That’s right, the first bloom day post I published was Feb. 15, 2007. Congratulations if you’ve been posting since the beginning. And thank you for joining in whether it was with one post, or 168 posts.
To wrap up this 14th season of bloom day posts, I went outside where I found lots of flower buds on the hellebores—the Christmas roses— pictured above, but none were open.
I checked other spots in the garden for signs of snowdrops, crocuses, winter aconites, but I think it is too soon for them, even during this admittedly mild winter.
I did take note that the buds on the witchhazel, Hamamelis vernalis, are plumping up a bit.
And that’s all I found of interest outside.
Inside, I am pleased to see that the hyacinth bulbs I bought at Aldi are growing nicely and will soon open.
I posted in one of my daily updates on YouTube about how I pulled these hyacinths out of the vases they came in and put them in my nicer vases.
As those hyacinths open, this cyclamen that has been blooming for a while now is slowly fading out.
I bought this in the spring and basically ignored it until late fall when I noticed it had bud on it. It’s been a nice surprise to have it bloom so long.
Shall we wrap up this bloom day post with the one plant I have that is always in bloom?
The Crown of Thorns houseplant, Euphorbia milii, is never without flowers. And thus, I am never without flowers, for which I am eternally grateful.
What’s blooming in your garden on this wintry January day? It’s easy to join in this meme and show us. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come back here to leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget, plus a comment to tell us what you’ve got waiting for us.
And remember the inspiration for this meme: We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence