Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – January 2020

There is not much happening in the garden at the moment. One thing for sure is I have a lot of work ahead of me once spring comes around! Here is a quick snapshot of the few blooms around Mardi Gras Gardens in mid January.

The grevilleas are definitely the stars of the show right now and are providing the hummers with winter sustenance. I don’t think there has been a time where I’ve walked by G. ‘Neil Bell’ and not seen one.


Grevillea miqueliana ‘Sunset’


Grevillea miqueliana ‘Sunset’


’Grevillea victoriae ‘Murray Valley Queen’


Grevillea ‘Neil Bell’

I’m guessing the mild winter so far has kept the leaves from dropping off my witch hazel but I don’t mind the color contrast at the moment.


Hamamelis noid

This clematis is a favorite of mine and I’m looking forward to it maturing.


Clematis cirrhosa ‘Landsdowne Gem’

I have about a dozen hellebores throughout my garden but few of them have opened past the bud stage. I am in love with this H. ‘Silver Veil’ (those leaves!) and will be looking to add more to the garden this year.


Helleborus ‘Silver Veil’


Helleborus ‘Pippa’s Purple

What few hellebores that are opening are looking a little worse for wear like this one with all the rain we have had.


Hellebore noid

While today might feel a little bleak, there are signs of fabulous things to come!


Loropetalum c. ‘Zhuzhou Fuschia’


Edgwarthia crysantha ‘Akebono’

Thank you to Carol from May Dreams Gardens  for hosting Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!


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