Jan 22, 2014

January in the Garden...

We have had a very mild winter...
 
aside from a couple very cold weeks in December
and a dusting of snow,
Winter seems to have passed us by...
 

 
The January Garden seems to be whispering
Remember Me?
 
calling for me to come look around,
pull the leafy blankets off the beds...
 


 
the Winter Daphne buds
 almost ready to open...
 
Winter Daphne is an amazingly fragrant plant,
on the cold days of February
 she will perfume the garden...
 


hungry Lady Bugs
are out and about looking for a snack...
 


 
the Peonies are poking their heads out...
 


 
the Tete-a-Tete Daffodils
have doubled in height since
 I showed them last...
 


 
a pair of Crocus,
ahead of the pack...
 
waiting for a bit of sun to open...
 
their perfect Lavender shade
 in a sea of brown a sight for sore eyes...
 

 
Hyacinth pushing up through the leaves...
 

 
the old garden rabbit
guards his Crocus Patch...
 


 
a single perfect Cyclamen pops open...
 
a persistent dandelion grows grew at her feet...
 

 
I am eager for spring...
 
so I lifted a few Crocus
to force inside...
 
 
I am linking up to...
 
 
I Love it when You stop by...

21 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

How great to see all your spring flowers popping up. Hopefully we will get some rain (maybe you have been having it) but we really need rain here. My roses are showing new growth and numerous sunflowers sprouting underneath the bird feeder. Will start my seeds in a week or two.
Enjoy seeing all you beautiful flowers come to life.
Have a great rest of the week Bella.
Mary

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Bella, your post really screams spring. I am very surprised that things are already that far in your neck of the woods. I love the beautiful old china cup, with the "remember me" print, in which you are forcing the crocuses in. It looks already very lovely now, but will look even more so, when the crocuses are in bloom. Warm regards,
Christina

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Delightful! You chose some darling china cups for your blooms. What a charming idea!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

It is wonderful to see these lovely signs of spring, Bella! How endearing your crocus cups are - it is so exciting to see your garden come to life once more. Thank you for the sweet up-liftment today. xo Karen

Rowan said...

Your garden is much more advanced than mine - I have snowdrops out and lovely bright splashes of colour from winter jasmine along with a winter flowering clematis which is actually my neighbours but flowers on my side of the fence as well:) Like you I have a wonderfully scented daphne - a huge bush which flowers around February/March and perfumes the whole of the front garden. The ground is too wet to think about gardening yet though.

Janneke said...

Your teacups look lovely with the Crocuses. We have until now a very mild winter but at your place it is even more mild. Crocusses, peonies and Daphne are not yet so far here. It is great to walk around in the garden looking for new growth popping up.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

all that new life is definitely a promise of Spring Such pretty tea cups. x

amorporlovintage said...

maravilloso tu jardin , cuantas plantas preciosas tienes, y la porcelana es linda , besos.

Carla said...

Your part of the country must be the only part "Old Man Winter" missed. Miserable here in the Heartland with wind chill temps down to minus 30. Your garden gives me hope for spring.

BrocanteuseRose said...

I love the bunny, what a darling hunk of bunneh! :) Where did you find him? I think there can never be no many buns in the garden, of stone variety that is. :)

Amy Jo said...

I love the cups you used for planters! I am eagerly awaiting spring as well.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Alessandra said...

How many beautiful sings of spring in your garden! Peonies are my favourite flowers...looking forward to seeing yours
Kisses
Alessandra

Deborah Montgomery said...

oh my, we can only dream here in Michigan! Love your vintage cups.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is so pretty! Your garden is ahead of mine. I have snowdrops blooming now, as well as viburnum and winter jasmine, but the bulbs are up, and I can't wait until they bloom! I do not have a daphne, and I'd love to add one to my garden, so your post is a good reminder to me.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is so pretty! Your garden is ahead of mine. I have snowdrops blooming now, as well as viburnum and winter jasmine, but the bulbs are up, and I can't wait until they bloom! I do not have a daphne, and I'd love to add one to my garden, so your post is a good reminder to me.

IlCalesse said...

E' tutto una gran delizia; ogni immagine è squisitamente bella.
Ciao carissima amica e buona serata!
Luci@

Haworth said...

Oh my, your garden is a sight for sore eyes, Bella. It was minus 9 here this morning! Needless to say I am ready for the sort of spring that is coming up around your lovely home. Enjoy it for me!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Even though I'm really hoping for snow here in Georgia right now, I am truly looking forward to spring too! Lovely photos of all the beauty of spring to come! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

It will be beautiful. Love the china cups with the crocus.
Sherry

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

It's very exciting seeing the first signs of spring and the promise of what's to come. Your garden will be amazing when she blooms.

Carole's Cay said...

Oh my! That Bunny is SO SWEET! He looks very comfortable there in his garden....