Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for January 2022, and Happy New Year.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, winter has so far been mild, though we did have several days of temperatures dropping down into the single digits last week.
So I knew my attempts to find blooms outside would be much like an archeological dig. I found mostly fragments of the past growing season, like these dried hydrangea flowers.
And these tall sedum blooms.
These look great with snow on them, but you’ll have to imagine it as we’ve not really had a good snowfall, yet. (I describe a good snowfall as one that lures us outside with our snow shovels. I have one of those wolf snow shovels with the giant wheel, so I get a few looks from neighbors when I haul it out. But as I say, if your neighbors don’t think you’re a little crazy, you need to up your gardening game, and your snow shoveling game.)
Occasionally in January we see flower remnants which remind us that some plants love the cold, to a degree.
For these violas, that degree was passed by those single digit temperatures.
Ditto these shells of snowdrops.
But there is still hope for more blooms on Helleborus niger, the Christmas Rose.
I thought that was it for January, but then I spied out of the corner of my eye…
A dandelion, acting as though spring is just around the corner.
Spring isn’t just around the corner but every day brings us closer to it.
And that’s my Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day Post for January 2022.
For those keeping track, I started this meme back in February 2007, so with this post, I have a 15-year record of what blooms in my garden on or around the 15th of every month.
I’d love to have you join in, whether for the first time or the 180th time. (Yes, I did the math… 12 posts a year times 15 years = 180.)
All are welcome! Post on your blog about the blooms in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come back here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget, and a comment to let us know what you have waiting for us.
Let’s read this part together…. We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. — Elizabeth Lawrence