Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for January 2023!
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6b garden in central Indiana, we’ve had all kinds of weather since the last bloom day. From frigid temperatures below zero to a thunderstorm the other morning, with sunny days in between, the garden has been through it all.
As one might imagine, and you might know from living in a similiar zone, there is not a lot in bloom outside in January.
There are some snowdrops, pictured above.
I also found a few hellebores buds.
All things considered, I feel fortunate that they are still there.
And that’s about it for outside.
Shall we go inside and see the big white amaryllis that decided to open its first bloom this week?
Those amaryllis seem to trumpet their arrival, don’t they?
Nearby is a Crown of Thorns euphorbia, actually two varieties in one pot, that is always blooming.
There is a reddish-pink flowering variety.
And a yellow flowering variety.
And that is it for bloom day for January! Now I’m going to head off to my bookshelf and read what gardeners of old and a few other writers had to say about January. Then I’ll come back here and read about your blooms and January thoughts.
It’s easy to join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Just post on your blog or on Instagram or wherever about what’s blooming in your garden around the 15th of the month. Then come back here and put a link to your bloom day post in the Mr. Linky widget and leave a comment to tell us what you have to show us!
For those wondering, Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day began on February 15, 2007 so with this post, we’ve just finished 16 years of once a month posts about what’s blooming in our gardens. Congrats to those who joined in at the beginning and thank you to all who still join in today!
And if you once joined in but haven’t posted for awhile, why not start the new year out with a bloom day post?
( I wonder if Dee knew how long I can keep doing something without quitting when she suggested we do a podcast together? We just started our fifth season of The Gardenangelists! Check it out if you aren’t a regular listener.)
And finally, the quote that started it all…
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” – Elizabeth Lawrence