IT WAS SUNNY AND cold today (in the 30s F) and I had every intention of getting outside to take a few photos. But things came up and I didn't get home until it was too dark. Dang.
|Taken earlier in the season, there are still a few remaining blooms on my plant.|
Last night was our first real frost of the season and there have been several plants with a few final blooms holding on. I really wanted to get photos of them. Maybe this weekend.
For January, the big story for our gardens, is, Berries!
Below is a case in point. Today, I saw this red-berried plant "blooming" in my daughter's neighbor's yard.
So I grabbed my camera and went closer for photos.
I'm not sure what it is but I like it, both with leaves from its accompanying plants, above and bare-stemmed, below.
|And you gotta love that blue sky! It's such a rarity in these parts.|
A few steps down from the berried bush, I saw this sweet Penstemon blossom holding on.
And this shrub rose had lots of blossoms. Granted they look tired and worn but under the circumstances, I think they're entitled.
Below, is my Viburnum bodnantense 'Pink Dawn.' This photo is from a previous year because, as I said, I wasn't able to get photos today. This plant is a fabulous winter-bloomer and is just now getting ready to open its blossoms, as depicted in this photo.
|Sweet, pink blossoms in January. How cool is this?|
My motto for 2013, "The best is yet to be."