|Welcome to my January Garden!|
Welcome to 2021 and the beginning of a new gardening year! As we left off from the previous Bloom Day, snow had graced the landscape on the 16th of December, creating a winter wonderland that lasted well into the final week of the month, until it melted away on the evening of the 24th. The winter temperatures have now settled into the upper 30's to low 40's, but I continue to venture out for some brisk walks in the garden. Put on something warm and come along on a tour of my January, Long Island garden to see what it has to offer!
|Hellebore 'Shooting Star'|
January starts of the gardening season with Hellebore 'Shooting Star', one of the earlier blooming varieties of Helleborous x hybridus. Large pink buds open into pinkish white blooms with green highlights as the flowers mature.
|Hellebore 'Shooting Star'|
Here is a closer look at one of the buds opening. The blooms will last for months.
|Crape Myrtle Winter Bark|
Crape Myrtle has its own interest in January. Here is a look at its multi-colored exfoliating bark.
|Nellie Stevens Holly Winter Berries!|
These bright red berries can be seen from across the property on Nellie Steven's Holly. I am a true believer in finding something of interest for every month of the year. (Shameless plug: That is what my newest book, Gardening by Month is all about!)
|Winter Structure-Weeping Japanese Maple|
Here is Weeping Japanese Maple, which I love just as much in winter as I do in summer due to its beautiful structure!
|Weeping Norway Spruce|
In the driveway border, Weeping Norway Spruce gracefully displays is evergreen foliage...
|Dwarf Golden Hinoki Cypress 'Nana' and Blue 'Montgomery' Globe Spruce|
while dwarf Golden Hinoki Cypress and Blue Globe Montgomery Spruce add color to the landscape with their vibrant hues of gold and blue.
|Skip Laurel and Evergreen Golden Sedge|
|Dwarf Conifer Container Garden|
Container gardening with dwarf evergreens is fun in every season, and I still get to enjoy these outdoor in wintertime. Left to right are Hinoki Cypress 'Nana, Juniperus 'Compressa' and Variegated Boxwood.
|Secret Shade Garden|
Let's venture out to the back shade garden. It is rather peaceful this time of year.
|Rosemary in January!|
In the herb garden, this Rosemary is a nice element to have, as my husband frequency uses sprigs for cooking.
While various plantings bring interest to the winter garden, wildlife visitors are always welcomed. This little guy visits everyday and enjoys the seed that the birds throw down from the feeder. Today he came right up to the patio to visit!
As we await spring, the indoor garden continues to bring joy on those super cold days.
I can admire blooms of orchid and Thanksgiving Cactus, which just keep on giving!
|Thanksgiving Cactus Still Blooming!|
Here is one of the mature Jade Plants on the plant room window sill, accompanied by more Thanksgiving Cactus, newly propagated Jade and Aloe.
|Indoor Garden Room|
Friends tell me that I have no more room for plants....but I reply, "There's always room for something new!"
|January Garden-Thank you for Visiting!|
Thank you for visiting my January garden. As always, I enjoy hearing from you and seeing what's growing in your neck of the woods! Special thanks go out to our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who makes it possible to see blooms on the 15th of every month with her meme Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Also, special thanks to Pam Penick at Digging who has hosted Foliage Follow-Up for all these years, a meme I will still continue to honor. I am also linking with some other wonderful hosts and hostesses at Floral Friday Fotos, Macro Monday 2, Mosaic Monday at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf, Nature Notes at Rambling Woods, Image-in-ing weekly photo share every Tuesday with NC Sue and Gardens Galore Link Up Party every other Monday with Everyday Living. I am also happy to join the Weekly Photo Link-Up at My Corner of the World on Wednesdays and Garden Affair at Jaipur Garden.
|There's a New Book in Town: Book Launching-Published January 3rd! 😊|
Have you ever wondered if you could have interest in the garden twelve months a year? The answer is a definitive yes! I am proud to share the launching of my fourth book, Gardening by Month: A Monthly Guide to Planning the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Garden . It takes you on a journey through each month of the year, while providing that perfect mix of gardening interest along the way, whether it be berries, bark, blooms or foliage. Colorful photographs are accompanied by care tips for each selection with suggested monthly maintenance tips. Gardening by Month is now up and live on Amazon! More details to follow!📚
As Always...Happy Gardening! 😊
Author: Lee @A Guide to Northeastern Gardening,© Copyright 2010-2021. All rights reserved.