Winter Blooms

January 27, 2018

Sometimes I think I'd love to wake up to see my garden dusted with snow. I love that idea, but I know it will never happen. So I think again and realize I'd be terrible driving in it and would hate shoveling it, and I also wouldn't have my pretty January blooms and February orange juice and all the green that covers our hills every winter and spring.


Helleborus viridis.


When the camellias fall off the plant, they can be rescued and placed on a surface and will last for a few days,
no water needed.

The moss is pretty but will have to be hand scraped from every brick. By me. This winter.
And there seems to be miles of it.

This tiger striped plant above and the plainer ones below, pop up in my shady garden spots every January and stay through summer. They make perfect arrangement fillers and are gorgeous on their own. I think they are a type of landscape philodendron, but I'm not certain. Does anyone know?

Neglected. More work!

Flowering quince.

Flowering quince.


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  1. Your flowers are lovely - during all seasons!

  2. Love the beginning of Spring!

    1. As January ends and February comes closer, our short winter seems to merge into our long spring!

  3. Love this California winter garden post!

    1. Thank you Judie. You and I are pretty lucky to live where we do!

  4. Your garden is beautiful. A nice pick-me-up for me. Be glad you don't have to shovel. I live in MI and it's been snowing lightly since 6:30am. It's now 4:40pm. There's at least a few inches out there and the wind has picked up so it's blowing. Not looking forward to the drive home-it'll be slow going.

    1. I'm sure I'd be hopeless driving in it. After driving in CA my entire life, I think it's risky driving in a drizzle!


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