January’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

“January’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with GBBD. This is the day (15th of the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens. I can hardly believe that January is half over. Where is the time going? With the recent cold weather, there are not too many blooms to talk about this January.

The violas are blooming even through the cold weather. Yellow, white, and orange ones certainly cheer up the cold.





The white petunias I planted in November are growing, but there are few flowers. Come spring, there should be tons. Even though the flowers are sparse, they still brighten up a dreary day.



The camellias are blooming, but the open flowers were damaged by the cold, however, from a distance, this can’t be noticed.




The paperwhites are still blooming, and the small narcissus has just started. None of these flowers were fazed by the cold temperatures.




The only other plant, that I didn’t take a photo of, that is still blooming is the pineapple sage, Golden Delicious. Some of the plant was nipped back, but there are still flowers on the undamaged sections. I saw a hummingbird visiting the flowers about ten days ago; I wonder if it is still around.

Warmer temperatures are on the way, so hopefully, February will bring more color to the garden.



  1. January 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Lovely blooms and color for the month of January. If I were to stick a paperwhite in the ground it would be certain death…any time of the year!! They are a treat, only to see if I force them indoors during the winter. As for the little narcissus, it looks so sweet sitting there waiting to be adored. Any that grow in my yard won’t show their heads at least until March…probably more like APril.

  2. RBell said,

    January 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I have always enjoyed Violas – so bright and colorful; alas, they do not grow well under my shady conditions. But I sure enjoy viewing them in others’ gardens.

  3. January 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Now these are some pretty GBBD blooms. And more to come in February. LOVE THOSE CAMELLIAS.

  4. January 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Jan, what beautiful blooms you have! It makes me think that spring just can’t be so far away. Can it?

  5. Ewa said,

    January 16, 2011 at 4:43 am

    I hope you are aware, that you are blessed??
    Having flowers in January is really indulging…
    It’s rather brown here around.

  6. January 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Beautiful blooms and a nice reminder that things do still grow outside.

  7. Asha said,

    January 21, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Extremely pretty flowers!


  8. Jenn said,

    January 25, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    These are gorgeous! Pink and yellow flowers always brighten my day.

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