Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day January 2013

January 2013 Garden
It's January in this Long Island garden and time for another Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.  Inspired by the quote, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” by Elizabeth Lawrence, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Blogger's Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. Gardeners from all over the world walk out into their gardens to note what is currently blooming.  Blooms are few this time of year here in the northeast but I was able to venture out into my garden and find some colorful sites to share.
Nandina domestica Winter Berries
The winter so far has been mild with temperatures in the 40's and 50's by day and 30's by night.  We had just a slight dusting of snow so far around the holidays. Come with me and let's take a look.  No need to bundle up...it's mild outside plus this is a virtual tour!  The first plant to visit is my Nandina domestica.  It displays its bright red berries all throughout the winter months.

Crab Orchard Walkway with Junipers and Sedges
 Along the winding walkway in the front are Japanese Garden Juniper, Liriope and Sedges which are the winter stables in the garden. 
Sedum Groundcover

Here is some Sedum groundcover peeking out in the back garden area.  
Heuchera 'Caramel' in January
This Heuchera 'Caramel' just added to the garden during the past couple of years has proven to add some nice winter interest. 
Barberry 'Royal Burgundy' Winter Berries
Here is Barberry showing its red winter berries.

Endless Summer Hydrangea Flower Head
I love Hydrangeas and they even supply interest in wintertime with their dried flower heads.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Fernspray' False Cypress

Here are some Cypress 'Fernspray' ...
Sedum Buds in January
 and some Sedum buds poking their heads up out of the soil in anticipation of spring.
Weeping Norway Spruce and Heuchera 'Caramel'

Viewed here are some more of the newly added Heuchera along with a Weeping Norway Spruce.
Winter Poolscape

The pool is all closed for the winter months but we can still enjoy the poolscape here with an assortment of evergreens.  The most forefront plant is a Variegated Boxwood with some Nellie Stevens Holly in the right backdrop.
Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' in January
 Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' keeps it purple color all winter.
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
The Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar is one of my favorites any time of year with its cascading "waterfall-like" appearance and blue-green foliage. To the left is a Weeping White Pine and an upright Blue Atlas Cedar in the far backdrop.
Winter Garden
 Garden gal and boy wait for spring to arrive in a few months.  Thank you for taking time to stop by and visit my January garden...please let me know you were here...and please visit our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens for links to more gardens around the world.

As Always...Happy Gardening!

 Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2013. All rights reserved


  1. Thanks for letting me have a stroll in your lovely garden again! I absolutely love your walkway, the crazy paving path, I would have liked to make something like that on my pathway, if it wasn't so expensive. Happy GBBD!

  2. Even though your garden is enjoying its quiet time, its beauty still shines through. You have some superb conifers in your collections. I love the colours of the Blue Atlas Cedars.

  3. It's quiet time in my garden as well, even though it's mid-summer. Mid-summer in my part of the world is a sort of down-time for my garden.

    Your winter garden looks superb. I adored that Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar and that fabulous Heuchera 'Caramel'.

  4. Wow I have never seen berries on 'Gulf Stream' before. Love the Japanese garden and Berberis and the atlas cedar is brilliant. Thank you so much

  5. Hi Lee. Your garden is absolutely beautiful!! I can't wait to see what it looks like in spring. I really liked the picture of the dried hydrangea. It just shows that some flowers and plants should not be cut down in winter because they provide such beauty even during these cold months. I also liked your Garden gal and boy...so cute! I look forward to following your blog!

  6. The garden looks great in January with all the shrubs, sedges and conifers. I took out my carex as it got too aggressive, requiring too much attention every two years. I was surprised to see alyssum in bloom after the snow melted, but nothing else has fresh looking flowers. Shrubs pull there weight in winter!

  7. Thanks for dropping by everyone. I love visitors to the garden and enjoy hearing from you. Carex does great here and serves as a nice evergreen groundcover. I have had it for years and every once in a while when it over grows its spot I just pull some out but it's never too aggressive. My Nandina 'Gulf Stream' is a very mature plant (about 10-12 years now) and has been getting berries since it was three years in the ground...love the color! Happy GBBD everyone!

  8. Wow, what a difference being closer to the sound and half a zone makes! Everything looks fabulous and that weeping Blue Atlas Cedar is spectacular. Nice job! Happy GBBD!

  9. Your garden looks lovely even in January and your garden twins certainly appear to be on the lookout for spring. Just like the rest of us!

  10. Very beautiful. I really like various colors of foliage in your garden. Berries are looking great too. Mine is subtropical southern garden so we are enjoying start of spring here. Happy gardening from Pakistan.

  11. Your January garden is absolutely beautiful! Your Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar looks fabulous! Berries are great and love your Japanese Garden! Thanks for sharing your lovely garden. Keep posting!!!


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